SAN LEANDRO -- A California Highway Patrol officer was taken to a hospital with injuries that were serious but not life-threatening Tuesday afternoon after he was rammed by a car while helping two stranded motorists on Interstate 580.
The officer's name and the nature of his injuries were not released.
No one else was injured.
CHP spokesman Officer Eric Thomas said a white Mitsubishi and a silver Buick were both broken down on the I-580 onramp to Fairmont Avenue about 2 p.m. when the officer stopped to assist them.
A third car, a silver Honda Civic, struck the Mitsubishi, which then hit the officer. The far right lane was closed Tuesday evening, but traffic was moving during the commute.