A California Highway Patrol officer suffered minor injuries when he crashed his motorcycle on state Highway 84, just east of I-680, in unincorporated Alameda County last night.
The officer, whose name wa not released, was heading east on Hwy. 84 about a mile east of 680 when a malfunction occurred in the assembly of his rear wheel at about 6:15 p.m., CHP Officer Steve Creel said. The wheel didn't dislodge, but the incident caused the officer to lose control of the motorcycle and crash on the roadway.
The officer, who works out of the CHP's San Jose division, was taken to ValleyCare Medical Center in Pleasanton to be treated for minor scrapes and some road rash to his hip, Creel said.
The official cause of the crash is under investigation.