Officer Hurt in Collision at Highway 32 and Broadway Street
Chico, CA (September 15, 2022) – Juan Valencia, a 24-year-old Chico police officer, suffered injuries following a suspected DUI crash that occurred in the area of Highway 32 and Broadway Street.
According to Action News Now and ABC7, Valencia was behind the wheel of a 2019 Chevrolet traveling in the streets of Chico. Earlier reports indicated the officer approached the intersection and drove through a green light.
The article published online mentioned a 2013 Nissan Sentra drove against a red light and crashed into the Chevrolet. The collision took place Thursday around 5 a.m.
When emergency crews arrived at the location, they immediately rendered aid to the driver of the Chevrolet. Paramedics decided to transfer the injured officer, Juan Valencia, to a hospital for further treatment and evaluation.
DUI Suspect Arrested After Injury Car Accident in Chico
Investigators believed the driver of the Nissan was intoxicated at the time of the incident. Given that, police arrested the man for suspected of felony DUI causing injury.
Detectives continue to gather additional details on the accident.
Source: Action News Now, ABC7
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