Sunday, 14 April 2024

CHP officer involved in rollover collision

LAKEPORT – A California Highway Patrol officer is recovering after he rolled a patrol car on Highway 29 north of Diener Drive on Wednesday.

Officer Jeremy Jensen was involved in the crash, according to CHP Officer Steve Tanguay, the Clear Lake office's public information officer.

Jensen was traveling southbound on Highway 29 when, as he was preparing to initiate a traffic stop, the patrol car went to the right onto the right shoulder, Tanguay said.

Tanguay said Jensen then lost control of the patrol car as it came back to the left and overturned. The patrol car stopped east of the roadway on its wheels.

Jensen complained of pain and was treated and released from Sutter Lakeside Hospital, said Tanguay.

The collision is still under investigation, Tanguay added.

The Wednesday crash is the second incident this summer to have resulted in an injured CHP officer.

On July 13 Officer Rob Hearn was injured as he was attempting to give medical aid to a Lake County Sheriff's deputy, as Lake County News has reported.

The deputy's patrol car, which had been parked on the side of Highway 29, had been hit by a vehicle just after midnight.

As Hearn was standing nearby, helping the deputy, the sheriff's patrol car was hit head-on by a second vehicle. The patrol car was pushed into Hearn, throwing him into some bushes off the roadway.

Hearn, who sustained major injuries, is now back at work and “100 percent,” said Tanguay.

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