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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -- Iowa City Police say that Josh Koeppel, a center for the Hawkeyes, was involved in a motorcycle accident Monday morning.

Sergeant Denise Brotherton says that Koeppel was riding his motorcycle westbound on Burlington Street at around 7:25 Monday morning when the driver of an eastbound pick-up truck made a left turn onto Gilbert Street in front of him.

The driver, John Logan, was issued a traffic citation for failing to yield while making a left turn and will have to pay $195.

An Iowa City police officer saw the accident and was able to activate the recording device in his car to capture the accident on video. The equipment can go backwards and record video 20-30 seconds before it is activated.

The dash cam video of the accident ended up on the internet, sparking an investigation into how the video was leaked.

Iowa City Police say that Koeppel asked for a copy of the video and it was given to him.  They say he then showed it to some friends and unbeknownst to him, some of them recorded it.  One of those recordings then made its way to the internet.

Officers say Koeppel got right up after the accident and was talking to them.

He was taken to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The driver was cited with failure to yield.

At a press conference on Tuesday, Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said Koeppel will likely miss Saturday's season opener.

Ferentz says Koeppel was fortunate to walk away with just scrapes and soreness, and he's hopeful Koeppel will return to action soon.

Koeppel is a senior from Iowa City and played in four games last year, including the win over Georgia Tech in the Orange Bowl.

He also saw action during the 2007 and 2008 seasons after being redshirted in 2006 after joining the team as a walk-on.

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