Police motorcycle crash snarls northbound traffic on Philips Highway Thursday morning

Jacksonville police are working a crash on Philips Highway involving an officer.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A massive law enforcement response to a police motorcycle crash shut down the flow of traffic on Philips Highway near J. Butler Boulevard Thursday morning.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said the officer was attempting to stop a traffic violator, but lost control of his motorcycle while attempting to accelerate.

The officer’s injuries are minor and no other vehicles were involved in a crash, according to JSO.

Northbound lanes of Philips Highway were closed at Bowdendale Avenue for about an hour.

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