SHAFTER, Calif. (KGET) — The Shafter Police Department and the City of Shafter provided an update on Officer Mathew Sanchez, who was injured in a collision on Sunday. A GoFundMe account was created for Officer Sanchez and his family “as they have a long road of recovery ahead of them.”

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Sanchez was outside his patrol vehicle when a driver traveling westbound on East Lerdo Highway rear-ended the patrol vehicle, Shafter police Lt. Randy Milligan said.

Officer Mathew Sanchez (Courtesy: Shafter Police Department, City of Shafter)

Shafter Police said Officer Sanchez has undergone surgery for his injuries and is receiving treatment at a local hospital. The department thanked the community in a social media post for their “outpouring of concern and prayers for Officer Sanchez.”

The California Highway Patrol is investigating the collision involving the officer.

— Editor’s note: This post has been edited with updates.