SOUTH SACRAMENTO — A CHP officer was thrown off his motorcycle Friday morning prompting worry among the South Sacramento CHP Department and adding to the already congested roads during the morning commute.
“Very scary. This is like the worst nightmare possible for a motor officer, you always hate to hear that call of a motorcycle involved in a traffic collision,” CHP officer James Young said.
CHP said a 10-year veteran motorcycle officer was on patrol around 6 a.m. on Highway 99 north near Fruitridge Road when the crash happened.
“He had tried to avoid being involved in a collision [and] struck the rear of a vehicle,” Young explained.
The accident caused a major slowdown near Fruitridge Road for several hours.
Officer Young said his co-worker collided into the back of a van and was thrown off his motorcycle. The motorcycle was then hit by another vehicle.
Every available officer rushed to the injured officer’s side.
“He was conscious, he was talking at the scene,” Young said. “He was transported to a local hospital with major injuries.”
CHP South Sacramento reports the officer is expected to recover.
“We’re hoping to hear good news soon,” Young said.
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N/B 99 closed at 47th Avenue for an injury collision. Traffic heavily impacted on freeway and surrounding streets.
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