May 7th, 2016 The Highway Patrol typically expects that they will be in danger at some point. Drug mules will use their highway to transport illici
May 7th, 2016
The Highway Patrol typically expects that they will be in danger at some point. Drug mules will use their highway to transport illicit substances. People will carry guns. They will be under the influence of alcohol. But rarely does a Highway Patrol officer expect that he or she will be hit by a FedEx truck. This is what happened when the officer was investigating another car accident at three in the morning.
Two officers had exited their vehicle and were moving two crashed cars to the shoulder of the highway. Due to the truck driver’s impaired vision (it was night), he did not see the officer until it was too late.
The officer sustained major injuries and was rushed to the local hospital. When he arrived, he was conscious and talking. The Highway Patrol did not yet release the name of the officer, but recognized that he was a veteran of the force.
The FedEx driver stopped after he realized what had happened. He pulled to the side of the road and approached the officers. The authorities are not certain about whether alcohol or drugs were involved.
The CHP pointed out that this accident should not have happened. The FedEx driver should have changed lanes when he saw that there were police lights on the side of the road.