Southbound I-5 Shut Down After CHP Accident
The southbound lanes of Interstate 5 near the Sacramento Airport have been shut down after dangerous driving conditions led to the crash of a CHP vehicle, injuring a law enforcement officer, according to authorities.
Traffic on Interstate 5 from Highway 113 in Woodland was shut down Saturday afternoon after a California Highway Patrol vehicle spun out while responding to a report of another accident.
A big rig carrying 10 tons of flowers smashed into the CHP cruiser, trapping the officer. Emergency crews extricated him from the vehicle and transported him to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The truck driver was not hurt.
Southbound traffic is expected to be shut down until 5:00 p.m., according to the CHP.
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Whoever wrote this story needs to pay attention. The video states that the truck was hauling 10 tons of flour not flowers. Which is about 7 pallets worth, I'm guessing.
I hope the officer is able to recover from his injuries and get back to work. Video says he has multiple broken bones. The officer lost control of his vehicle and was hit by the tractor trailer rig.