A California Highway Patrol cruiser. Photo by Chris Stone

A California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer was badly hurt Tuesday in a collision at an intersection near the Westfield North County shopping center.

The patrolman was riding to the east on Via Rancho Parkway in Escondido when the driver of a Nissan Rogue SUV pulled directly into his path from northbound Lomas Serenas Drive about 12:45 p.m., CHP public-affairs Office Salvador Castro said.

The resulting collision hurled the officer off of his two-wheeler, Castro said. Paramedics took him to Palomar Medical Center in Escondido for treatment of severe injuries.

His name was not released.

Updated at 6:09 p.m. April 6, 2021

— City News Service contributed to this article

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