Policeman Injured in Patrol Car Collision on 5 Freeway [Redding, CA]
Police Officer Injured in Crash near Bonnyview
REDDING, CA (August 5, 2022) – Early Thursday morning, a policeman sustained injuries in a patrol car collision on the 5 Freeway.
The incident occurred at around 1:00 a.m., just north of the Bonnyview exit on Interstate 5.
According to reports, a male officer responding to a collision exited his vehicle to offer assistance. There, another vehicle lost control and hit the patrol car and the officer.
As a result of the crash, the officer sustained minor injuries but is now in stable condition.
Meanwhile, the 20-year-old driver of the car that struck the officer remained at the scene and cooperated with officials.
Redding authorities said intoxication did not play a role in the patrol car collision.
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