Two CHP Officers Injured in Construction Work Zone DUI Crash on the 405 Freeway - NBC Southern California

Two CHP Officers Injured in Construction Work Zone DUI Crash on the 405 Freeway

The driver of a Toyota Prius was cut off by a big rig and slammed into the back of the CHP vehicle with two officers inside

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    Two CHP Officers Injured in Construction Work Zone DUI Crash on the 405 Freeway
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    Two CHP officers were injured early Friday Sept. 27, 2019 in a crash on the 405 Freeway in Fountain Valley.

    Two California Highway Patrol officers parked in a construction work zone were injured Friday morning in a chain-reaction crash touched off by a DUI driver, according to the authorities.

    The collision on the southbound 405 Freeway in Fountain Valley happened at about 2:45 a.m., just south of the Warner Avenue exit. The driver of a Toyota Prius was cut off by a Chrysler that had collided with a big rig, according to crash investigators. The Prius driver swerved to avoid the big rig and Chrysler, then slammed into the back of the patrol SUV with two officers inside, according to the CHP.

    The 19-year-old driver of the Chrysler was arrested on suspicion of DUI, according to the CHP. 

    The officers were parked in lanes closed for Calrtrans work at the time of the crash.

    CHP Officers Injured in Work Zone DUI Crash

    [LA] CHP Officers Injured in Work Zone DUI Crash

    A drunken driver cut off the driver of a Prius, which then slammed into a CHP SUV with two officers inside. Video broadcast on Today in LA on Friday Sept. 27, 2019.

    (Published Friday, Sept. 27, 2019)

    The officers were hospitalized. Their injuries are not considered life-threatening. The Prius driver suffered minor injuries.

    All southbound lanes of the freeway were closed for the crash investigation.

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