A California Highway Patrol officer seated in his parked patrol vehicle suffered moderate injuries when his SUV was rear-ended Tuesday on the San Bernardino (10) Freeway in West Covina.
Firefighters and paramedics were dispatched at 1:54 p.m. to the eastbound side of the freeway at Barranca Street, said Assistant Fire Chief Mike Fountain of the West Covina Fire Department.
The CHP officer was stopped on the right shoulder, seated in his patrol vehicle, conducting a traffic stop of a Toyota Corolla at the time of the crash, according to the CHP.
A Toyota Sequoia and a Toyota Tacoma were involved in an earlier crash. As a result of that crash, the driver of the Toyota Sequoia lost control of the SUV and it rear ended the CHP vehicle. The impact of that crash pushed the CHP vehicle forward, rear ending the stopped Toyota Corolla.
Paramedics rushed the CHP officer, with moderate injuries, to Pomona Valley Medical Center. The 55-year-old man driving the Toyota Sequoia was taken to Emante Health Inter-Community Hospital in Covina with minor injuries.
The drivers of the Toyota Tacoma and Toyota Corolla suffered minor injuries and were not taken to a hospital. No arrests were made in connection with the crash.
Anyone with any information regarding the crash was urged to call the CHP’s Baldwin Park Office at 626-338-1164 or the CHP’s Los Angeles Traffic Management Center at 323-259-3410.