A California Highway Patrol officer was hospitalized with major injuries Tuesday afternoon after he was knocked off his motorcycle by another driver during an attempted traffic stop on the 134 Freeway, according to a CHP traffic report.
Officer J.D Fields, 59, a Northridge resident who works at the Altadena CHP station, suffered a broken femur and wrist after the accident, which occurred around 1:40 p.m near the intersection of the 134 and 2 freeways in Glendale.
Fields had seen a vehicle pulled over on the side of the road and moved into the right lane, put on his lights, and slowed down to approach the car.
A woman driving a 2010 Nissan vehicle was behind him and failed to see him slow down, according to the report. She veered quickly out of the lane and then "for unknown reasons," moved back into the right lane and hit Fields' motorcycle, the report states.
Fields was thrown from the motorcycle and onto the road. He was transported to the Huntington Hospital shortly after the accident.
The cause of the collision is still under investigation, according to the report.
Correction: this story originally listed Fields as an Altadena resident as the report distributed by the CHP listed him as such. He is, in fact, a Northridge resident, though he works at the Altadena CHP station.