CAMPBELL -- A bicyclist suffered minor injuries after hitting the back of a parked California Highway Patrol cruiser on San Tomas Expressway on Friday morning, but there were no major injuries, the CHP said.

The collision was reported at 7:56 a.m. in the northbound lanes near Budd Avenue, Officer Ross Lee said. An officer had just cleared a traffic stop and was parked in the right shoulder when a male adult bicyclist collided with the back of the vehicle, throwing him off his bike and sending him crashing into the rear windshield.

The cyclist was taken to the hospital with minor facial cuts. The officer was not injured.

It came less than a week after a CHP-pedestrian collision where a cruiser hit a man on southbound Highway 101 between McKee Road and Alum Rock Avenue in San Jose in the early-morning hours of July 26. In that case, the pedestrian darted in front of the car while trying to cross the freeway. He was seriously injured but is expected to survive.

Contact Robert Salonga at 408-920-5002. Follow him at Twitter.com/robertsalonga.



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