MORENO VALLEY (CBSLA.com) — Three people, including a California Highway Patrol officer, were injured Monday morning during two related traffic accidents on westbound Highway 60.
Riverside County firefighters responded to a traffic collision at Perris Blvd. off-ramp just before 7:30 a.m.
While authorities were attending to the victim of the first collision, a second car, driven by 20-year-old Shin Yuna, crashed into emergency vehicles.
According to the CHP, Yuna lost control of her 2009 Toyota sedan.
“During the impacts, the ambulance struck an officer and a bystander who were standing next to it,” Officer Steve Carapia said.
Yuna, of Buena Park, and a bystander suffered major injuries while the CHP officer suffered moderate injuries.
All three victims were taken to a local hospital. Their conditions are unknown.
Westbound lanes of the 60 have been shut down and will remain closed for an unspecified amount of time, Riverside County fire officials said.
The incident is under investigation.