SAN DIEGO - A California Highway Patrol officer was struck by a motorcyclist Wednesday.
The CHP officer was hit just before 3:20 p.m. outside his vehicle on the eastbound side of State Route 52 in Tierrasanta.
The officer was in the process of investigating a collision when he attempted to stop a motorcyclist, identified as 26-year-old Christopher Warner, as he was passing on the shoulder of southbound Interstate 15 to SR-52.
CHP said as the officer raised his hand to stop Warner, the motorcyclist accelerated, struck the officer and fled the scene.
Officers at the scene then pursued Warner, who surrendered a short distance away near Mast Boulevard.
The officer hit by Warner received moderate injuries and was transported to Sharp Memorial Hospital, according to CHP. CHP officials originally said the officer declined medical attention at the scene.