(AP) - The California Highway Patrol says a motorcycle officer was seriously hurt in a crash while racing to the scene of an overturned propane tanker truck east of Stockton.
Officials say the seven-year CHP veteran was driving with flashing lights and siren when he attempted to pass a pickup truck on two-lane Highway 26 in Linden on Monday.
The driver of the pickup made a left to turn into a driveway and the motorcycle smashed into the truck.
Officer Evan May was taken to a Sacramento hospital with major injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.
The crash is under investigation. The 21-year-old driver of the pickup has not been charged.