West Springfield Police motorcycle hit by vehicle

The department's most senior officer was not hurt, but the bike had to be towed

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A West Springfield Police motorcycle officer was unhurt after his bike was hit and knocked over by another vehicle Tuesday afternoon.

“It was a very minor accident.  The bike got knocked over.  The officer was not hurt,” West Springfield Police Captain Michael Banas told 22News.

The motorcycle was hit, at slow speed, by another vehicle at the intersection of Union Street and Memorial Ave. at 1:26pm Tuesday.

Captain Banas said the motorcycle rider was the department’s “most senior officer,” Patrolman Michael Delnero.  “He has Badge Number One.  He’s very proud of that,” Captain Banas said.

The motorcycle was leaking oil and was towed back to the station, according to Captain Banas.  Officer Delnero refused medical treatment and was still on duty as of 3:00 pm Tuesday.

Captain Banas was unsure whether any charges would be brought against the other driver.  No citations had been issued so far.

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