CHP officer hurt after motorist collides with patrol car

A California Highway Patrol officer was hospitalized for a serious leg injury this morning when a motorist collided with his patrol car on U.S. Highway 101 outside Santa Rosa, the CHP reported.

At about 8 a.m., the officer was inside his patrol car after stopping a motorist on U.S. 101 at Todd Road in unincorporated Sonoma County when another driver crashed into him, the CHP said.

The officer sustained a serious injury to his leg and was transported to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital for treatment, the CHP reported.

The CHP this afternoon issued a Sig-alert on U.S. 101 at Todd as the second and third lanes of the highway will be blocked until 4 p.m. due to the accident.
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