SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Northbound Highway 99 in south Sacramento was shut down for a time Friday morning after a California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer was involved in a collision.

The scene is near Highway 99 and Fruitridge Road. Sacramento police say the crash happened just after 6:15 a.m. CHP says the officer was apparently trying to pass a car along the freeway when he encountered stopped traffic.

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The officer then struck the rear of a vehicle and was ejected from his motorcycle. He landed in the number 2 lane while the motorcycle went into the fast lane, where it was hit again.

CHP officials say the officer was taken to the UC Davis Medical Center with major injuries.

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The name of the officer has not been released, but officials say he has been with CHP for 10 years. He’s expected to make a full recovery, CHP says.

All northbound lanes were blocked for a time, but two right lanes were reopened around 7:30 a.m.

Caltrans says all lanes were reopened a little after 10 a.m. Residual backups affected traffic through most of the morning.

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