No citations will be issued as a result of Wednesday’s motorcycle accident at the intersection of U.S. Hwy 277 and FM 707, a Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman said Thursday.
According to DPS, the accident occurred when a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office unit traveling north on FM 707 went through a stop sign and “into the intersection” and the motorcyclist heading north on Hwy 277 swerved to miss the vehicle.
DPS spokesman Frederick Biddle said the motorcycle driver – identified as Ronald Olsen – lost control and “laid (the motorcycle) over.”
The motorcycle didn't hit the sheriff’s unit, DPS troopers said.
Olsen was taken to Abilene Regional Hospital for treatment after sustaining “some road rash” and having “skinned his head,” Biddle said, noting Olsen wasn’t wearing a helmet.
According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office spokesman, the incident will be reviewed by an Incident Review Board and "their findings along with any disciplinary recommendations will be forwarded to the Sheriff (Ricky Bishop) for consideration."
Disciplinary action could include no action being taken, verbal counseling, a written reprimand, suspension or termination, the spokesman said.