Off-duty police officer badly hurt in motorcycle crash

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A San Diego police officer was recovering in a
hospital Monday from severe injuries, including the partial loss of a leg, he
suffered in an off-duty weekend motorcycle accident on an East County road.

Sex-crimes Detective James “Chappie” Hunter was riding to the east on
Alpine Boulevard when a teenage student driver made a left turn directly in
front of him near East Victoria Drive shortly after 7 p.m. Sunday, the
California Highway Patrol reported.

The impact threw Hunter, 41, into the windshield of the girl's car,
breaking his left arm, severing his left leg below the knee and leaving him
with internal injuries. Medics airlifted him to Sharp Memorial Hospital.

Hunter has been with the San Diego Police Department for 19 years,
according to SDPD public affairs.

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