Motorcycle Cop Struck in Fremont

Monday, Oct 4, 2010  |  Updated 6:25 PM PDT
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The driver of a stolen van intentionally struck a Fremont police motorcycle officer.

The driver of a stolen van intentionally struck a Fremont police  motorcycle officer late Monday morning, a police spokesman said.

The van was reported stolen at 10:30 a.m. The officer was on his  motorcycle when he spotted the van near Warm Springs Road and Mission  Boulevard at about 11 a.m., Sgt. Chris Mazzone reported.

"The suspect sees the officer and hit him on purpose," Mazzone  said.

Fremont firefighters responded to the accident.

"He was pinned underneath the motorcycle, which was pinned  underneath the van," Deputy Fire Chief Geoff LaTendresse said.

LaTendresse said the van came to a rest against a light pole.

The collision disabled the van and the suspect fled on foot.

He is described as Hispanic, 25-30 years old and 6 feet tall, with  a medium build. He was last seen wearing a blue or black baseball cap, a red  sweatshirt and blue jeans.

"We have established a perimeter and are searching for that  suspect," Mazzone said.

The officer was transported to a San Jose trauma center. Police  have not disclosed the extent of his injuries, though LaTendresse said the  officer was conscious and alert during the extrication.
 

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