CHP officer hit while walking along 10 freeway in Alhambra

A California Highway Patrol officer was struck and injured by a vehicle while walking on the San Bernardino (10) Freeway in Alhambra near the Monterey Park border.

The crash happened Sunday on the westbound 10 at New Avenue about 1:25 p.m., said CHP Officer Tony Polizzi.

Why the officer was walking along the freeway was not immediately released by the CHP.

The unnamed officer was transported to a hospital by another CHP unit,
Polizzi said. His immediate condition was unknown.

The CHP issued a SigAlert, temporarily closing three lanes, which were reopened around 3:15 p.m., he added.

It appears the driver who struck the officer remained at the scene, Polizzi said.