A collision on state Route 163 in Balboa Park left a California Highway Patrol officer injured Thursday and snarled afternoon rush- hour traffic on the heavily traveled route.
The two-vehicle accident occurred on the southbound side of the freeway near Interstate 5 about 4 p.m., the CHP reported.
Medics took the involved officer, whose name was not released, to Sharp Memorial Hospital for treatment of moderately serious trauma, officials said.
The wreck forced a full closure of southbound SR-163 for about 45 minutes and led to extra-heavy congestion in the area.
Details about the accident were not immediately available.
–City News Service
>> Subscribe to Times of San Diego’s free daily email newsletter! Click hereFollow Us: