UPDATE: April 8, 7:30 a.m.: The California Highway Patrol has released the name of the officer who was injured in a collision Thursday in Citrus Heights.
Officer Michael Ericson is a 17-year-veteran of the CHP. The agency says Ericson was injured when a man backed over the officer on westbound Interstate 80, near the Greenback exit.
That led police on a 50-mile chase. The man was taken into custody in Fairfield.
The Sacramento Fire Department says off-duty firefighter Sharon McIntyre gave aid to Ericson and was the one who radioed for help.
UPDATE: 4:29 p.m.: Interstate-80 westbound lanes have re-opened. The number 1 lane remains closed until further notice. Caltrans says to watch for traffic backed up east of Douglas.
UPDATE: 3:20 p.m.: CHP says it appears the suspect intentionally backed over the officer.
UPDATE: 2:40 p.m.: A California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer has been injured in a hit-and-run collision on westbound Interstate 80 in Citrus Heights.
The officer was hit at about 1 p.m. between Madison and Greenback.
Officer Guillermo Garcia says a major accident collision team has been dispatched to the scene to determine what happened.
"At this time, it looks like we have a suspect in custody," he says. "We don't know if it's the suspect we're looking for and we are still in the investigation process."
Garcia says a suspect was arrested in Fairfield.
The injured officer was taken to a Sacramento-area hospital. His condition has not been released.
All traffic on westbound I-80 will be diverted to surface streets for the next several hours. Lanes of eastbound traffic are all open, but traffic is very slow in that area.
UPDATE 2:20 p.m.: Officials say that a suspect has been arrested in connection to a hit-and-run incident that injured a California Highway Patrol officer and resulted in the closure of all lanes on westbound Interstate 80 near Madison Avenue.
The suspect was arrested in Vacaville, according to authorities.
.@CHP_Valley motorcycle officer hit off the fast lane. CHP unsure how the collision occurred.— Bob Moffitt (@BobMoffitt) April 7, 2016
.@CHP_Valley : eb 80 traffic slow as well at Madison. All lanes of wb closed for several more hours.— Bob Moffitt (@BobMoffitt) April 7, 2016
.@CHP_Valley officer hit and injured on 80 between Madison and Greenback. All lanes WB closed. traffic rerouted on surface streets.— Bob Moffitt (@BobMoffitt) April 7, 2016
Original Post: All Interstate-80 westbound lanes are shut down after a California Highway Patrol officer was injured in a hit-and-run incident near Madison Avenue.
The officer’s condition is unknown.
The vehicle involved fled the scene and was last seen in the Fairfield area, according to a CHP official.
Caltrans says there is no estimated time open yet. Eastbound lanes are open, but backed up in the area.
SAC Westbound I-80 Lanes at Madison shut down. Caltrans in route. Traffic backed up. No ETO.— Caltrans District 3 (@CaltransDist3) April 7, 2016