Police officer seriously injured in Rhawn Street motorcycle crash

Officer Andy Chan was in critical condition after being hit by a van Thursday night on Rhawn Street near Pennypack Park.

Police Officer Andy Chan was serious injured Thursday night in a crash on Rhawn Street near Pennypack Park. PHILADELPHIA POLICE PHOTO

A Philadelphia Police officer was taken to Jefferson Torresdale Hospital in critical condition after a motorcycle crash Thursday night on Rhawn Street near Pennypack Park.

Officer Andy Chan, 48, a member of the department’s Highway Patrol Unit, was in “critical but stable” condition Friday morning, according to multiple media reports.

Chan was riding his motorcycle to work Thursday around 5:45 p.m. when he was struck by a van on the 3100 block of Rhawn Street, police said. He was transported to the hospital with serious head injuries.

The driver of the van, a 79-year-old man, reportedly stayed at the scene, and Police Commissioner Richard Ross told media members that the crash appeared to be an accident.

Police are still investigating the crash.

Chan is a 24-year veteran of the police department and is married with three children, authorities said. In a Twitter message, the department said Chan “is without a doubt one of the most well-regarded and respected officers in our ranks.” ••