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East County News Service

January 11, 2017 (Santee) – A California Highway Patrol Officer was injured today after stopping to investigate a collision on I-15 south at the junction with State Route 52.   The officer was outside his patrol car and put his hand out to stop a motorcyclist who was passing on the shoulder, but the motorcyclist accelerated and struck the officer. 

The motorcyclist, later identified as Christopher Ryan Warner, 25, fled at a high rate of speed. The officers at the crash scene initiated a pursuit onto eastbound 52.  As the motorcyclist approached Mast Blvd., he tried to drive up road but after a short distance, stopped and surrendered.

The officer who was struck by the motorcycle sustained minor to moderate injuries and was transported to Sharp Memorial Hospital for evaluation.