An off-duty Atlantic City police detective traveling on a motorcycle was seriously injured Sunday when he swerved to avoid a car that entered his path.

The accident occurred about 4:45 p.m eastbound on the Black Horse Pike in Egg Harbor Township, where Detective Michael Braxton was participating in an organized ride with several friends, many of whom are also Atlantic City police officers, Atlantic City police Sgt. Monica McMenamin said in a written statement.

A small, two-door Honda changed lanes into Braxton’s path, which forced him to make an evasive maneuver that resulted in Braxton abandoning the motorcycle in the road, McMenamin said.

No one else was injured in the single-vehicle accident, she said.

The driver of the car, who was not identified, stopped to render assistance to Braxton, who was transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Campus, with a serious leg injury, McMenamin said.

Officers traveling with Braxton stopped to provide immediate assistance.

Braxton, the father of two young children, is a seven-year veteran of the Atlantic City Police Department.

Egg Harbor Township police are investigating the accident. Anyone with information is asked to call the Egg Harbor Township Police Department at 609-927-5200, Atlantic City police at 609-347-5766 or Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234.

Information can be texted anonymously to tip411 (847411), beginning the text with ACPD.

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