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DUI Crash on Highway 242 in Concord

Concord: DUI Crash on Highway 242

CHP Officer Injured in Collision Near SR-4

Concord, CA (April 9, 2023) – A California Highway Patrol officer suffered injuries following a chain reaction crash that occurred on State Route Highway 242, the KRON4 and Mercury News reported.

Officials said the officer stopped a Chevrolet on the right shoulder of southbound Highway 242. According to the articles published online, the Chevrolet driver pulled over and parked just south of State Route Highway 4.

Preliminary investigation revealed an oncoming Mercedes car veered off the traffic lanes and slammed into the back of the parked Chevrolet. Due to the force from the impact, the Chevrolet hit the officer standing next to it.

The collision took place Saturday night, April 8, shortly after 8 p.m.

When emergency crews arrived at the location, they immediately rendered aid to the CHP officer. Paramedics decided to transport to injured official to the hospital for further treatment. Pending confirmation, the name of the patient remained undisclosed.

DUI Suspect Arrested After Car Accident in Concord

Police conducted an investigation and determine the Mercedes driver was drunk at the time of the crash. Given that, authorities arrested the motorist on suspicion of driving under the influence.

At this time, detectives continue to work to determine several unclear factors surrounding the traffic accident that happened on Highway 242 in Concord.

Source: KRON4, Mercury News

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