West Jordan motorcycle officer injured in crash after ‘possibly lane filtering’

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Police investigate an accident on 9000 south, involving a West Jordan police officer on a motorcycle, and a car, which closed the East bound lanes of 9000 South, Wednesday, July 3, 2019.

A West Jordan motorcycle officer was injured Wednesday after being hit by a car, according to the police department, but is expected to recover.

The officer — who was taken to a hospital by ambulance — was reported to be in “fair” condition after the wreck. Police later said he is “going to be ok."

A 911 dispatcher said the crashed occurred around 11:15 a.m. on 9000 South, west of Bangerter Highway.

According to police, two officers were “possibly lane filtering” when one officer was struck by a vehicle.

Lane filtering was legalized in Utah in May. The new law states motorcycles lane filter — or move between stopped cars — on roads with a posted speed at or below 45 mph, and where there are at least two lanes of travel in a single direction.

Motorcycles can only filter past stopped vehicles, and at a top speed of 15 mph, Utah Highway Patrol has said.