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CHP Is Fighting Mad About Intentional Wrong-Way Crash

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CHP Is Fighting Mad About Intentional Wrong-Way Crash
CHP Is Fighting Mad About Intentional Wrong-Way Crash

It’s not entirely clear why, but California Highway Patrol investigators believe a wrong-way driver who collided head-on with a parked CHP cruiser did so intentionally. CHP is calling this a “violent act.”

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The crash happened on the afternoon of March 13 as the CHP cruiser was parked on the shoulder of I-80 eastbound, reportedly in the Woodland area. The two officers in the cruiser had just performed a traffic stop on a suspect when someone driving the wrong way on the shoulder slammed into their car head-on.

That collision was caught on a traveler’s dashcam and was turned over to CHP, which shared that clip on its official Facebook page. We’ve shared that video so you can see just how fast the suspect is going in that wrong-way car and how hard the collision is.

Thankfully, both officers were wearing their seatbelts. It might sound dumb, but if you’re on the shoulder of a road you should be strapped in since a car going fast could hit you at any time. Both officers were treated for injuries, both minor and major, at a hospital.