A California Highway Patrol officer is recovering Saturday after being struck by a hit-and-run driver on U.S. Highway 101 in San Jose on Friday night.
Two officers were issuing a traffic ticket along Highway 101 north near Alum Rock Avenue around 10:40 p.m. when the driver of a silver sedan sideswiped the officers' patrol vehicle and hit one of the officers, according to the CHP.
The force of the collision knocked one officer into the other.
"It was very serious. It could have killed or seriously injured the officers that were on scene, and obviously, it is a felony hit and run," California Highway Patrol spokeswoman Erica Elias said. "So it’s very important that we find this person."
Meanwhile, the driver of the sedan fled the scene and remains at large, according to the CHP.
The officer hit, a 25-year-old man from San Jose, was taken to San Jose Regional Medical Center to be treated for minor leg injuries and has been released, the CHP is reporting.
Anyone with information about this collision or the driver's whereabouts is asked to call CHP Officer Aguilar at (408) 467-5400.