A Merced police officer was ejected from his motorcycle Friday when he collided with a silver Lexus on Olivewood Drive. Jeff Christensen, a member of the department's traffic division, was taken to a nearby hospital, though his injuries are not severe, Cmdr. Floyd Higdon said. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the collision because it involved a Merced police officer. Read the full story in Saturday's Merced Sun-Star.