CHP cruiser struck after responding to freeway crash in Long Beach • Long Beach Post

A California Highway Patrol officer, responding to a traffic collision on the 405 freeway, Saturday night, that resulted in multiple injuries, had his patrol car struck by another vehicle, authorities said.


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The incident was reported at 7:55 p.m. on the southbound 405 freeway, just north of Cherry Avenue. When the officer pulled up on the accident, his vehicle was struck, said Long Beach fire spokesman Matt Dobberpuhl.

At least two, possibly three people were transported to an area hospital and a total of four vehicles were involved in addition to the CHP vehicle, Dobberpuhl said.

CHP officials confirmed that the officer, who was not identified, was not injured in the crash but no other details were provided.

No other information is available at this time.

A damaged California Highway Patrol car is towed after it was involved in a collision along the southbound  405 Freeway, between Orange Avenue and Walnut Avenue Saturday night.  
Photo by Stephen Carr / For the Long Beach Post
A a damaged SUV along with a damaged California Highway Patrol car are towed after both appeared to be involved in a collision along the southbound  405 Freeway, between Orange Avenue and Walnut Avenue Saturday night.  
Photo by Stephen Carr / For the Long Beach Post

Stephanie Rivera covers immigration and the north, west and central parts of Long Beach. Reach her at [email protected] or on Twitter at @StephRivera88.

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