MALIBU ( — A California Highway Patrol has been airlifted to a hospital after being struck in a hit-and-run in Malibu.

The crash happened on Topanga Canyon Boulevard just north of the Pacific Coast Highway Wednesday night as the female officer was conducting a collision investigation.

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The suspected driver, described as an elderly man, was detained about seven miles near Topanga Canyon Boulevard and California Trail.

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The officer sustained moderate injuries.

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An investigation is underway.