Scottsdale motorcycle officer involved in wreck on Santan Freeway

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CHANDLER, Ariz. -- A Scottsdale police motorcycle officer was involved in an early morning wreck on the westbound Santan Freeway (Loop 202) near Arizona Avenue in Chandler Thursday.

According to Scottsdale police Sgt. Mark Clark, the officer was on his way to work and was entering the freeway when the collision occurred.

The officer, whose name has not been released, suffered only minor injuries and did not require hospitalization. No other injuries were reported.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety is investigating the wreck.

Only one lane of traffic was getting by at the time. The wreck blocked the other three lanes, causing a significant backup during rush hour.

Details will be updated as they become available.