CHP Officer Injured in Crash While Responding to Interstate 80 Pursuit

The crash was reported on eastbound Highway 80 near the exit to American Canyon Road.

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NBC Bay Area

A California Highway Patrol officer was injured in a crash while responding Wednesday afternoon to a pursuit on eastbound Interstate Highway 80 in unincorporated Solano County near American Canyon, a CHP spokesman said.

The crash was reported shortly before 1:45 p.m. on eastbound Highway 80 near the exit to American Canyon Road, CHP Officer Dave Harvey said.

A motorcycle officer was responding to the pursuit when he fell down onto the roadway with the motorcycle, Harvey said. No other vehicles were involved and investigators are trying to determine why he crashed.

The officer was taken by medical helicopter to a hospital to be treated for his injuries. An update on his condition was not immediately available.

The medical response and investigation into the crash has prompted the closure of all eastbound lanes of Highway 80, which reopened at about 4:30 p.m.

No information was immediately available about the pursuit the officer was responding to.

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