EPPD: Woman cut through funeral procession, ran over officer on motorcycle

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EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – An El Paso police officer is recovering in the ICU after he was hit while escorting a funeral procession Thursday morning.

As KTSM reported, it happened at about 10 a.m. near Zaragoza and Rosenn.

Police say the 13-year veteran of the department was traveling north on Zaragoza when a woman allegedly cut through the procession and ran over the officer.

According to a news release, another officer in the procession and a good Samaritan pulled the officer from the car and performed CPR. 

Officials say he is in critical but stable condition.

According to police, cutting through a funeral procession and failure to yield the right of way are factors in the crash.

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