Surprise motorcycle officer involved in accident with truck

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SURPRISE - The following is a press release from the Surprise Police Department:

On May 15, 2009 at approximately 7:00 am, Surprise Police Officer Michael Stewart was injured on his way to work when his motorcycle collided with a pickup truck at the 14300 block of West Paradise Lane, Surprise AZ.

Officer Stewart was air lifted to St. Joseph's Hospital in Phoenix AZ, where he is listed in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries.

Officer Stewart has been with the Surprise Police Department since 2003 where he serves as an Administrative Officer and is a member of the department's Special Assignments Unit.The collision is currently under investigation.