in Collision While Responding to A
April 25, 2019 near Rim Forest, California, at approximately 12:53 P.M., an Arrowhead
Regional Headquarters California Highway Patrol Officer responded to a fatal
traffic collision that occurred on State Route 18. The Highway Patrolman was
responding with the patrol vehicle’s emergency lights and siren activated,
southbound on SR-18 near Pine Avenue.
reasons still under investigation, a red Chevrolet Sonic made a left turn from
Pine Avenue onto SR-18, directly into the path of the responding officer,
resulting in a collision. After the initial collision, the CHP Officer veered his
unit to the right, in an attempt to avoid a parked vehicle. During this
attempt, the patrolman’s vehicle sideswiped the right side of the parked
vehicle, and subsequently traversed a dirt embankment. The CHP vehicle came to
rest on the right shoulder of State Route 18.
Highway Patrol Officer was transported to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center
with minor injuries. The driver of the Chevrolet did not sustain any injuries
as a result of the collision.
collision is under investigation by the Arrowhead Regional Headquarters
California Highway Patrol, located in Running Springs, California.