SAN JOSE -- A man in his mid-20s suffered major injuries early Saturday after he was hit by a California Highway Patrol car while crossing Highway 101 in San Jose.
The CHP officer was headed southbound about 1:50 a.m. near Alum Rock Avenue when he saw a pedestrian run into the roadway from the right shoulder, CHP Officer Ross Lee said. The officer swerved to the left to avoid the man, but the pedestrian ran into the right side of the cruiser near the right fender, Lee said.
The CHP car came to a rest between the right shoulder and embankment after crashing into the raised berm west of the roadway, Lee said. The officer, who was not injured, began performing emergency medical care on the injured pedestrian until San Jose firefighters arrived.
The man was taken to San Jose Regional Medical Center, Lee said. The crash and ensuing investigation shut down the portion of southbound Highway 101 near McKee Road, which was expected to reopen about 9 a.m. Saturday.