A California Highway Patrol officer assisting a driver along Highway 22 in Garden Grove was injured Sunday night, Dec. 4, after an SUV collided with his patrol car.
At around 8:45 p.m., the officer had stopped on the west side of the freeway, near the Euclid Street exit, to help a driver who was having mechanical problems, the captain of the Fire Authority of the Orange County, Jose Perez, to OnScene TV reporters at the stage. While the officer was inside his patrol car, an SUV collided with the vehicles, trapping the officer.
Firefighters had to extract the officer from his vehicle and he was taken to hospital, Perez said. Details of his injuries were not immediately available.
Two other people inside the second vehicle were not injured.
It was unclear whether the driver of the SUV was injured or taken into custody. Westbound lanes were closed Sunday evening while authorities continued their investigation.
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