An officer was seriously injured Saturday when a Riverside city police patrol vehicle and a Caltrans vehicle were involved in a crash on westbound Riverside (91) Freeway, when it was reopened following an earlier incident, authorities said.
The crash was reported at about 4:30 p.m. near Adams Street, according to a Riverside police statement.
The injured officer was hospitalized with stable vital signs, police officials said. The Caltrans worker was not injured.
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The freeway was closed in both directions just before the crash because a woman had threatened to jump off the Adams Street overpass and she was persuaded to come down.
The California Highway Patrol was investigating.