A motorcycle police officer suffered “major injuries” Friday morning after a collision on Highway 99, triggering a shutdown of northbound lanes in south Sacramento as authorities investigate the scene of the crash.
Officer Michael Harris, a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol, confirmed a male CHP motorcycle officer was injured in a collision about 6:20 a.m.
Harris said the officer was transported to UC Davis Medical Center with major injuries but is expected to survive.
The involved officer was traveling northbound on Highway 99 in the course of normal patrol duties when he collided with another vehicle and was ejected from his motorcycle, resulting in serious injuries, Harris said. A photo posted by the CHP on Twitter showed a silver Dodge minivan with visible damage to its rear left corner.
CHP South Sacramento spokesman Officer Jim Young said the officer was traveling in the fast lane and attempted to change lanes when he collided with a vehicle in the No. 2 lane. Further details regarding the collision were not known.
All lanes of northbound Highway 99 reopened just before 10 a.m., CHP Valley Division said in a tweet.