Motorist flees after striking Oceanside motorcycle officer

Posted at 11:07 AM, Jun 19, 2017

OCEANSIDE, Calif. (KGTV)--An Oceanside Police Department motorcycle officer was struck and injured by a motorist Monday morning. 

The collision occurred around 10:30 a.m. on the corner of Oceanside Boulevard and Foussat Road. 

Police said the driver of a silver Dodge Neon drove at the officer, hitting him.  The driver and passenger in the Neon abandoned the car three blocks away, said police.

One of the suspects was taken into custody but the second person got away, according to the Oceanside Police Department.

The injured officer is conscious and breathing but was transported by medical helicopter to Scripps La Jolla Hospital.

Sandy Coronilla is a KGTV digital producer. Follow her @10NewsSandy