A Glendale officer was released from a hospital after sustaining injuries in a collision.
Around 9 p.m. Friday, Glendale motorcycle Officer Francisco Martinez was traveling westbound on Bethany Home Road when he collided with a minivan that had pulled out in front of him as it was trying to turn left from 71st Avenue..
Mr. Martinez sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries from being thrown from his motorcycle. He was taken to the hospital but a spokesman on Monday said he has been released.
The investigation into the collision is ongoing, but alcohol is not being considered a factor. No citations have been issued.
Prior to leaving the hospital, Mr. Martinez was showered with multiple “thank you” and “get well” notes and goodie bags from local businesses.