SARASOTA- A crash involving a Sarasota Police Motorcycle Cop shut down 301 this morning.

The crash at Ringling Blvd. and 301 occurred just before 10:30 Friday Morning. The officer was taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital with non–life threatening injuries. The officer is expected to spend the night in the hospital for observation.

The preliminary crash investigation shows a vehicle hit the back of a Sarasota Police motorcycle at the intersection.  The driver remained on scene and was cooperative with officers.

All lanes of 301 have just re–opened about an hour after the crash.