CHP motorcycle officer involved in crash on I-280 in San Jose

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- A California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer who collided with another car on Interstate Highway 280 in San Jose this morning has been sent to a hospital for minor injuries, a CHP spokesman said.

The officer was traveling at about 60 mph in the far left lane on northbound Highway 280 south of Winchester Boulevard around 8:40 a.m. when a silver Toyota Corolla changed lanes and collided with the motorcycle, CHP Officer Ross Lee said.

The officer didn't have enough time to brake and collided with the rear of the Toyota, Lee said. The officer was ejected from the motorcycle, went over the Toyota and landed on the roadway, according to Lee. The motorcycle landed on its right side and crashed into a concrete wall, Lee said.

The officer was talking and walking on his own at the scene. He was transported to a hospital for complaint of pain and abrasions to his arm, according to Lee. The officer had been responding to a collision farther down the freeway at De Anza Boulevard before the collision with the Toyota, Lee said. The Toyota driver stayed at the scene and cooperated with investigators. Both vehicles were moved to the center divider and were damaged in the collision, according to the CHP.

No other injuries were reported.

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