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Tempe motorcycle officer hit by cabbie

TEMPE, Ariz. -- A Tempe police officer is recovering after authorities said he was struck by a taxi cab while on his motorcycle.

Police said the officer was hit early Sunday morning when the cab driver made an illegal U-turn in the area of Rural Road and University Drive.

According to police, the officer was thrown off his bike and into the street. He was taken to a hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries.

The taxi driver was issued two civil traffic citations and released.

The accident remains under investigation.

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