Car crashes into CHP vehicle and parked car in Nipomo
April 22, 2013
A minivan crashed into a parked California Highway Patrol vehicle and another stopped car on the side of Highway 101 Sunday in Nipomo, injuring an officer and those inside the stopped vehicle. [Tribune]
Around 12:30 p.m. Sunday, a CHP officer conducting a traffic stop just south of the Tefft Street on-ramp had to jump into the backseat of the car she was attending to in order to avoid the oncoming minivan. The minivan crashed into the back of the CHP vehicle and then broadsided the stopped car, causing minor injuries to both the occupants and the officer inside.
The driver of the minivan did not sustain any injuries in the collision.
Officers did not make any arrests and attributed the collision to the driver making an unsafe turning movement.
The officer involved in the crash had stopped the vehicle she jumped inside of to examine the vehicle’s child safety seat.
Around 1:20 p.m., a separate crash occurred on the other side of the freeway. The two accidents caused significant traffic congestion.