CHP officer recovering after crash in Coalinga

December 28, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
A CHP officer is recovering after a rollover crash in Coalinga.

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.