The motorcycle of the CHP officer struck in El Cajon. Courtesy OnScene.TV

A California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer was hospitalized Friday after suffering major injuries in a collision on Interstate 8.

The crash occurred on westbound I-8 near E. Main Street in El Cajon a little before 9:30 p.m. Thursday, the CHP reported. The officer had pulled off the freeway to assist a disabled vehicle in the center divider and was struck by another vehicle, according to a CHP official.

The officer was taken to Sharp Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The officer is 44 years old and a 16-year veteran of the agency, a CHP official told NBC7.

The driver who hit the officer was identified as 25-year-old Richard Chambers of El Cajon, CHP Officer Travis Garrow told NBC7. Chambers was arrested on suspicion of DUI and booked into the San Diego County Jail, a CHP official reported.

–City News Service

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