Sunday, 16 June 2024

CHP officer, deputy injured in early morning crashes

LOWER LAKE – A California Highway Patrol sustained major injuries and a Lake County Sheriff's deputy were hurt when they were each hit in separate crashes that occurred early Monday morning.

 

The identities of the two law enforcement officers were not released.


The CHP reported that the first crash occurred at 12:21 a.m. at the entrance of the DNA Rock quarry north of Diener Drive on Highway 29.


Officer Adam Garcia reported that the CHP officer from the Clear Lake area office was conducting a drunk driving evaluation at the quarry's entrance.


At the same time, the deputy was stopped on southbound Highway 29 preparing to make a left turn into the quarry entrance with his rear emergency lights activated, Garcia said.


As the deputy sat along the highway 58-year-old Edward Choroski of Clearlake struck the rear of the sheriff’s patrol vehicle with his white 1997 Volvo, according to Garcia.


Garcia said the collision pushed the patrol vehicle into the highway's northbound traffic lane.


The CHP officer attempted to give medical aid to the deputy who was standing adjacent to the driver’s side door, Garcia said.


At that point, the Sheriff’s patrol vehicle was struck head-on by a 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan driven by 65-year-old Mary Gomez of Lakeport, according to Garcia.


Garcia said the second collision pushed the sheriff’s patrol vehicle into the CHP officer, throwing him off the roadway and into some nearby bushes.


Kelseyville Fire Protection District ambulance transported the deputy to Sutter Lakeside Hospital, where he was treated for minor to moderate injuries, Garcia said.


Garcia said the CHP officer sustained major non-life threatening injuries and was also taken to Sutter Lakeside for treatment.


Gomez and Choroski were not reported as being injured, Garcia said.


CHP Officer Josh Dye is investigating the collisions.


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