A New Haven police officer who was seriously injured when he was hit by a motorcycle on Monday has been released from the hospital, police said Tuesday.
Police said the officer, 47-year-old Detective Juan Ingles, was directing traffic on Kimberly Avenue and Ella Grasso Boulevard near the Interstate 95 underpass when a motorcyclist hit him.
People at the scene helped Ingles, who was pinned under the motorcycle, police said.
“He was pinned until others here at the scene were able to remove the bike from on top of him,” Officer David Hartman, of New Haven Police, said.
Ingles, a 14-year veteran of the police department, is assigned to the family services unit and is a bomb squad technician.
He was conscious when he was taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital, police said, but was seriously injured and has a head laceration, broken ribs and injuries to his left hip.
Police are withholding the name of the motorcyclist until determining what, if any, charges will be filed, New Haven police said.