NORTHRIDGE (CBSLA) – A California Highway Patrol motor officer crashed Thursday during a chase in Northridge.
The crash occurred about 1:45 p.m. near Devonshire Street and Zelzah Avenue, according to the CHP. There was no immediate word on the injured officer’s condition.
The suspect continued driving after the crash before abandoning the silver or gray sedan at a Northridge apartment complex and fleeing on foot.
He was taken into custody just after 5 p.m.
“During the course of the pursuit, a motor officer did go down,” CHP Officer Wes Haver told reporters.
The officer was taken to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
It wasn’t clear whether the CHP officer was headed to the area to assist in the chase or was already pursuing the suspect, authorities said.
The driver who hit the officer was being questioned, but it wasn’t clear whether they would face any charges.