Motorcycle Officer Struck by Driver During Funeral Procession Escort

A Deputy Constable was injured in San Antonio when he was struck by a driver who disregarded a funeral procession, according to officials. The incident took place on W. Malone at Charlotte Street near S Zarzamora Street on the southwest side of the city. The motorcycle officer, who was off-duty at the time, attempted to avoid the driver but ended up laying his bike on the pavement. Although the officer sustained injuries, he is reported to be in stable condition, albeit in significant pain. He was subsequently transported to BAMC for medical treatment.

The driver involved in the incident informed the police that he believed the funeral procession had concluded due to gaps between the participating vehicles. However, a sergeant at the scene emphasized the importance of stopping for funeral processions as a sign of respect for the grieving family and for the safety of the officers escorting the procession. It is worth noting that joining or cutting in between a funeral procession is against the law and can result in charges and a fine. Specifically, it is classified as a Class C Misdemeanor, with potential fines of up to $200.

As this is a developing story, further updates are expected to follow.

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