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CHP officer taken to hospital from crash on SR-163 in Balboa Park

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Posted at 4:44 PM, May 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-24 19:44:02-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A California Highway Patrol officer was taken to the hospital Thursday after a crash on SR-163 near Interstate 5 in Balboa Park.

The officer was driving south on the highway approaching I-5 when he saw a pedestrian on the right shoulder.

He slowed his patrol vehicle to make contact but was involved in a collision with another car.

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CHP officials said the veteran officer was disoriented and taken to Sharp Hospital as a precaution. There’s no word on the condition of the other driver.

The CHP was not sure why the pedestrian was on the highway.

Officers shut down one lane of south 163, backing up traffic in the area.