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CHP officer injured in crash on 78


Last updated 10/22/2019 at 6:39pm

ESCONDIDO (CNS) - A California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer suffered severe injuries today in a collision with an SUV near the intersection of state Route 78 and Interstate 15, authorities reported.

The lawman was headed east on SR-78 in western Escondido in heavy traffic when his Harley-Davidson rear-ended a Chevrolet Traverse east of Nordahl Road and toppled over shortly before 9 a.m., CHP public-affairs Officer Mark Latulippe said.

As the patrolman, a 21-year CHP veteran, slid across the roadway into a center-median area, a Subaru WRX sedan struck his motorcycle.

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