LA VERNE (CBSLA.com) — Two California Highway Patrol officers Saturday were recovering from minor injuries after their cruiser was struck allegedly by a suspected drunken driver in La Verne.
The crash happened in a construction zone on the Foothill (210) Freeway near Foothill Boulevard.
Two CHP officers were seated in the cruiser in a coned off area in the westbound lanes of the thoroughfare at the time of the crash.
That’s when police say the driver of a Mercedes Benz lost control, rear-ending the patrol car and crashing down an embankment. Both vehicles sustained significant damage.
The accident took place just after 1 a.m.
CHP Officer Patrick Kimball told KNX 1070’s Ed Mertz that paramedics transported three people to an area hospital. The officers reportedly sustained minor injuries are expected to be okay.