Missouri Police Chief Hurt in Motorcycle Wreck

Posted: May 2, 2013 7:39 AM by Associated Press

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LEADWOOD, Mo. - The police chief in the eastern Missouri town of Leadwood is hospitalized with a broken leg and contusions after an off-duty motorcycle accident.

Chief Dale Newman was injured about 5 p.m. Monday. The Park Hills Daily Journal reports that Newman stopped to make a left turn. The driver of a Ford Ranger didn't see Newman stop and struck the rear of the motorcycle.

Newman was initially listed in serious condition but Mayor Dennis Parks says the 45-year-old chief could be released soon from the hospital.

The driver of the truck was unhurt. It wasn't clear if he would face charges.

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