Motorcyclist in serious condition after hitting police cruiser

PIERCE TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) - A motorcyclist has been flown to the hospital after hitting a police cruiser on U.S. 52 near Pond Run Road in Pierce Township on Sunday night.

Police say Kevin Johnson, 40, of Cincinnati, was operating a Suzuki Hayabusa motorcycle northwest on U.S. 52 when he struck a North Richmond police cruiser that was accelerating northwest on U.S. 52 from a stationary position.

As a result of the crash, the motorcycle traveled off the left side of the road and overturned, ejecting Johnson.

Johnson was transported by AirCare to University Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The officer was not hurt.

Alcohol is not believed to be a factor. Police say Johnson was wearing a helmet.

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