CHP Officer Injured in Pursuit Near Coalinga

A California Highway Patrol officer was injured when his vehicle went off the road and overturned while pursuing a suspect.

It happened Friday night on SR-198 just east of SR-33 near Coalinga.

CHP says the officer was trying to overtake the suspect's vehicle through a curve in the roadway and that's when his car traveled onto the shoulder and down a dirt{}embankment.

The officer was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

The suspect fled the scene in his vehicle{}going westbound on SR-198.