Officer hit after driver fails to stop at sign

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (KRON) — A South San Francisco motorcycle officer was hit by another driver after failing to stop at a stop sign before an intersection Tuesday afternoon, officials said.

The officer was participating in the Saturated Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP), a San Mateo County Police Department collaboration that deploys officers to select cities to perform traffic enforcement routines, as noted in a Facebook post.

At approximately 2:25 p.m., the officer was conducting traffic control at the intersection of 5th Avenue and Bay Road in Redwood City.

The officer entered the intersection heading west on 5th Avenue with his hazard lights and siren on. While entering the lane, a southbound driver on Bay Road also entered the intersection without stopping properly and struck the officer.

The driver “immediately stopped and was cooperative,” officials said in a news release. Impaired driving is not believed to be a factor in the incident, according to police.

The two drivers involved were transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital with minor and moderate injuries, authorities said.

No other injuries were reported.

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