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Driver Side Swipes and Injures Officer on Motorcycle, Blocking Lanes of Westbound I-80 in Richmond

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NBC Bay Area

A Richmond police officer was injured early Tuesday when a car crashed into his motorcycle on westbound Interstate 80 in Richmond, according to a CHP log.

The driver was trying to merge into another lane and instead side swiped the officer just west of the Solano Avenue on-ramp. The officer sustained minor injuries and was lying in the No. 2 lane, the log indicated.

All lanes were blocked, but quickly reopened. Residual delays are expected in the area.

Editor's Note: An earlier edition of this story indicated that a California Highway Patrol officer was injured. Officials have since clarified that information.

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