Officer-Involved Crash Closes SH 183 in Bedford

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Westbound state Highway 183/Airport Freeway in Bedford is closed due to a crash involving a Bedford motorcycle police officer and four other vehicles, officials say.

    Officials said the officer was stopped and assisting a motorist with a flat tire when a collision took place behind the officer and the stranded motorist at about 2 p.m. Friday.

    In all, five vehicles were involved in the crash, including the officer's motorcycle, three cars and a big-rig.

    The officer suffered minor injuries and was transported to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth as a precaution. One of the other four motorists was injured and airlifted to an area hospital in an unknown condition.

    The exact circumstances of the crash remain under investigation and greater details have not yet been revealed.

    The scene of the crash is between east of state Highway 121, but 121 southbound was closed for a short time to allow emergency vehicles access to the scene on 183. 

    Officials have not said when 183 will reopen.

    We will update this story with more information as soon as it's available.  As this story is developing, elements may change.