ABILENE, Texas -

An accident involving an off-duty Abilene police officer occurred Thursday morning on East Highway 80 and T & P Lane.

According to police, Officer Mike Ricker was taking his motorcycle in for maintenance at a radio shop. He was traveling north bound when a dog struck his motorcycle.

Police said Ricker was wearing a helmet, but was transported to Hendrick Medical Center, treated for minor injuries and released Thursday afternoon.

According to investigators, the dog was a male pit bull-mix and received minor injuries. He was believed to be a stray and was taken in by Animal Services.

The motorcycle had nominal damage.