Highway Patrol

Motorcycle Officer Collides With Vehicle on 10 Freeway in San Bernardino

A California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer collided with a car on the 10 Freeway Tuesday and the cause of the collision is under investigation, the CHP said.

The incident took place around 4:38 p.m. on the westbound 10 Freeway near Tippercanoe Avenue, according to the CHP.

The motorcycle officer began a traffic break for a dispatched call of a pedestrian holding a pick ax on the westbound 10 Freeway at Waterman Avenue, the CHP said, when the officer collided with a gray Nissan Versa driven by a 33-year-old woman from Hesperia, the CHP said.

The cause of the crash was under investigation, according to the California Highway Patrol. The CHP said the officer suffered non-life threatening injured but was taken to a nearby hospital, while the woman in the car was uninjured in the crash.

It was not immediately clear if the officer crashed into the car or vice versa.

The news release identified the driver of the Nissan but did not identify the CHP officer. The release did not state why the driver in the collision was identified and did not mention any charges or whether the driver was arrested for any reason.

All westbound lanes were temporarily closed at Mountain View Avenue, causing a notable traffic backup. All lanes were reopened Tuesday night.

Note: An earlier version of this report said the CHP officer was "struck," which was the word initially used by the CHP to describe the incident. In a later news release, the CHP said they two vehicles "collided."

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