A veteran cop is in the hospital after crashing his motorcycle while swerving to avoid a pedestrian.

The crash happened around 11 p.m. Friday on Hwy. 151 near Wiseman.

Police say the officer was going down 151 toward Loop 1604 when someone ran across the road in front of him.

They say the officer swerved to avoid hitting the person and crashed his bike.

EMS transported him to University Hospital.

His condition is not known.

Police say the officer has been on the force for 12 years.