CHP officer involved in crash on Highway 84

November 18, 2009 11:05:04 PM PST
A California Highway Patrol officer suffered minor injuries when he crashed his motorcycle on state Highway 84, just east of Interstate Highway 680, in unincorporated Alameda County this evening, a CHP spokesman said.

The officer was heading east on Highway 84, about a mile east of Highway 680, when a malfunction occurred in the assembly of his rear wheel at about 6:15 p.m., CHP Officer Steve Creel said. The wheel didn't dislodge, but the incident caused the officer to lose control of the motorcycle and crash on the highway.

The officer, who works out of the CHP's San Jose division, was taken to Valley Care Medical Center in Pleasanton to be treated for minor scrapes and some road rash to his hip, Creel said.

The official cause of the crash is under investigation.