Published Thursday, March 10, 2011 | 8:31 a.m.
Updated Thursday, March 10, 2011 | 9:24 a.m.
A Nevada Highway Patrol motorcycle officer was injured in an accident this morning on southbound U.S. 95 at the Rancho Drive interchange in the northwest valley.
The officer was taken to University Medical Center's trauma unit, Highway Patrol Trooper Joseph Fackrell said. The crash occurred at 7:49 a.m.
Fackrell said no other details were available on his injuries or possible injuries to other motorists.
U.S. 95 southbound was initially closed at the Rancho Drive exit. One lane reopened at about 9 a.m., Fackrell said.
Authorities weren't releasing the trooper's name this morning.