Officer Fadi Chelico is reportedly in "good spirits" after losing his leg in a freeway crash. (Photo: CBS 2 Screen shot/Instagram)

Officer Fadi Chelico is reportedly in "good spirits" after losing his leg in a freeway crash. (Photo: CBS 2 Screen shot/Instagram)

A Los Angeles police officer lost his leg after being struck by a suspected drunk driver in one of two crashes on the 405 Freeway last week.

Officer Fadi Chelico was standing on the side of the freeway during a traffic stop last Monday night when he was struck and pinned between the suspect vehicle and his police cruiser. His leg was ultimately severed.

A fellow officer posted an image of Chelico in his hospital bed and described him as being in good spirits and already talking about going back to work, CBS Los Angeles reports.

A GoFundMe page seeking to raise $50,000 to help Chelico and his family has so far raised nearly $30,000 in the four days since it was established.

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