A California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer injured Memorial Day after he was tossed from his cycle while racing to the scene of an overturned propane tanker truck near Linden is doing well in a hospital.
Officer Evan May, a seven-year veteran based in Stockton, was reported in good condition Tuesday at UC Davis Medical Center.
May was driving with full lights and siren on when he tried to pass a pickup truck on the two-lane Highway 26.
As May’s eastbound cycle moved into the westbound lane to pass the pickup truck on the left, the 21-year-old driver of the pickup made a left turn into a private driveway. May’s cycle smashed into the left front of the pickup and the officer was thrown onto the north shoulder of the highway.
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With CHP officers at the scene of the tanker crash, more were summoned to help their fellow officer about 2 miles up the road.
May was taken by ambulance to the medical center. The crash is under investigation.