An out-of-control pickup hit an idle California Highway Patrol vehicle after the officer inside had finished investigating a crash on Gilman Springs Road, the CHP reported Thursday.
The officer was not injured, nor was the man driving the truck.
The crash happened at 6:14 p.m. Wednesday. The CHP officer and a ride-along passenger were investigating a separate crash east of Bridge Street in unincorporated Riverside County when a 30-year-old man driving a Ford F-150 pickup, traveling at “an unsafe speed,” lost control of his vehicle and began spinning in the roadway, a CHP statement said.
The pickup first hit a Nissan Altima in the roadway before spinning onto the right-hand shoulder where it struck the CHP patrol vehicle.
Both the officer and his passenger were transported to a local hospital for precautionary reasons, but were released without injuries, according to the CHP.
Emergency personnel evaluated the drivers of the pickup and Nissan at the scene, but did not find injuries.
Neither drugs nor alcohol were determined to have contributed to the crash, according to the CHP.