Oceanside officer hit by vehicle during traffic stop, flown to hospital

An Oceanside police officer was flown to a hospital after being struck by a vehicle during a traffic stop Monday morning, a police spokesman said.

The motor officer had stopped a vehicle on Oceanside Boulevard near Foussat Road when the crash happened about 10:40 a.m., police spokesman Tom Bussey said. The vehicle that struck him stopped after the collision.

The injured officer was taken to a hospital in a helicopter. He was conscious and breathing at the time, Bussey said.

Officers are investigating the cause of the crash. This story will be updated as more information because available.

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