By CBSLA Staff

SEAL BEACH (CBSLA) — A Huntington Beach man faces charges of hit-and-run and DUI after police say he hit a Seal Beach police officer who was conducting a traffic stop.

The officer, who was not identified, was conducting a traffic stop in the area of Pacific Coast Highway and Mariner Drive at about 3:15 p.m. Saturday. He was standing near his parked patrol car when it was rear-ended by a Ford F-150 going southbound on PCH, police said.

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The impact knocked the officer to the ground and he sustained “moderate injuries,” police said. A passing Seal Beach police volunteer witnessed the crash and stopped to help the officer and radioed for assistance. The officer was later taken to a hospital.

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The truck that hit the officer lost control and struck a nearby wall, and the driver tried to run away from the scene. The driver, who was not hurt in either collision, was found a short distance away and taken into custody without further incident, police said.

Kenneth Jacob Lopez, 30, was arrested by the California Highway Patrol on suspicion of felony hit-and-run and felony DUI.

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Police say the investigation into the crash is ongoing. Anyone with information or may have witnessed the crash can call CHP Officer J. Billington at (714) 892-4426.