CHP officer recovering after crash in Coalinga

FRESNO, Calif.

The officer was involved in a high speed pursuit on Highway 198 near Highway 33 around 8:00pm Friday night.

Investigators say he was trying to get ahead of the suspect's car through a curved part of the roadway when he drove onto the shoulder and down a dirt embankment.

The patrol car flipped over, and the suspect got away. The officer was taken to Community Regional Medical Center for treatment, but his injuries are listed as minor.

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