Car crashes into CHP vehicle and parked car in Nipomo

April 22, 2013

carA 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.




  1. coltrane says:

    “The officer involved in the crash had stopped the vehicle she jumped inside of to examine the vehicle’s child safety seat”.

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  2. r0y says:

    Wow… stopping the car to examine the child safety seat? Where would we be without our Nannies….
    (hint: where we’ve been for over 5,000 years – the same place, but with fewer government-induced nausia)

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  3. Nancy says:

    So the CHP stoped the vehicle on the 101 freeway “to examine the vehicle’s child safety seat.” I just can’t help myself here, this is a perfect example of incompetent air head government. I should think that a CHP of all people would know that it’s dangerous to pull cars over on the Freeway and checking a car seat doesn’t out weigh the danger by any means. She put the child and all the occupants in danger because she wanted to play the ‘gub nanny’ and caused a 3 car accident with injuries. Enough said, now go do your job Ms CHP and protect us from the people who are putting other drivers in danger.

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    • Stunned says:

      Do you know why the CHP stopped that vehicle in the first place? You sound as if you do.

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      • Pete says:

        I might agree, perhaps the car seat was secondary to something of significance.

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