- Associated Press - Monday, December 22, 2014

PORT ORANGE, Fla. (AP) - A police officer struck a scooter-style motorcycle, critically injuring the rider.

The Florida Highway Patrol says 27-year-old Officer Silvio Portillo was driving his marked patrol car early Sunday when the front of the vehicle hit the back of the motorcycle.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal (http://bit.ly/1rcmO09 ) reports 39-year-old Andrew McIlvain was thrown off the motorcycle. He wasn’t wearing a helmet. He was taken to a Daytona Beach hospital in critical condition.

The officer suffered minor injuries and was taken to a Port Orange hospital.

The crash is under investigation.

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Information from: Daytona Beach (Fla.) News-Journal, http://www.news-journalonline.com

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