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