CHP Officer Rushed to Hospital After Crash on SR-78 - NBC 7 San Diego

CHP Officer Rushed to Hospital After Crash on SR-78

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    CHP Officer Rushed to Hospital After Crash on SR-78

    NBC 7's Danica McAdam has the latest on the CHP Officer who was injured in a crash on the SR 78. (Published Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019)

    A California Highway Patrol officer suffered major injuries in a crash that shut down a busy North County freeway for at least four hours Tuesday. 

    The motorcycle officer collided with an SUV in eastbound lanes of State Route 78 near Interstate 15 at about 9 a.m. CHP was still working to determine who was at fault.

    The officer, identified only as a 21-year veteran, was transported to Palomar Medical Center with moderate to severe non-life threatening injuries and underwent surgery, according to the CHP. 

    For reasons still under investigation, the officer rear-ended a Chevrolet Traverse and was ejected from his motorcycle toward the center divider. As the motorcycle slid in the lanes it was struck by a blue Subaru.

    CHP Officer Hurt in Crash on SR-78

    [DGO] CHP Officer Hurt in Crash on SR-78

    A CHP officer was injuried in a crash at a major freeway intersection. The investigation caused major delays during the morning commute. NBC 7's Nicole Gomez has more.

    (Published Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019)

    The drivers of the Chevrolet and the Subaru remained at the scene, Latulippe added. A nurse driving by also stopped at the scene and assisted the officer.

    The investigation shut down three lanes of traffic for several hours. A Sig Alert was issued at about 9:15 a.m. and CHP reopened lanes at about 2:15 p.m.

    The closure created slowdown on a major freeway interchange during morning commuting hours. 

    If you witnessed the incident, CHP encourages you to call (858) 637-3800.

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