San Luis Obispo CHP Officer Injured in Crash on Highway 101 Monday
SAN LUIS OBISPO (November 30, 2018) – A CHP Officer was injured after a traffic collision along Highway 101 on Monday, November 26, according to KSBY and Cal Coast Times.
The accident took place shortly before 11 a.m., south of Marsh Street.
As per the article, officials said San Luis Obispo unit California Highway Patrol Officer Molinar was assisting a driver who had a flat tire on northbound Highway 101.
Car Crash on Highway 101 Near Marsh Street
Molinar parked her patrol SUV behind the stopped car in the center divider with her emergency lights on. As the officer was conducting traffic control, a vehicle struck the rear of the patrol unit.
Both Molinar and the motorist who hit the CHP vehicle sustained minor injuries as a result of the crash. The full name of the officer and her condition at this time remained unknown.
Meanwhile, authorities are still investigating the cause of the incident.
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A forensic examination of the vehicles involved, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators determine the cause of the crash. Authorities will thoroughly look into how fast each driver was going, whether or not alcohol or drugs played a role, whether or not there were any mechanical issues with the cars, and whether or not one of the drivers involved was distracted or did not yield to the right of way motorist. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by the vehicles such as point of impact, their final resting positions, skid marks, and gouge marks.
Pending the result and findings of the investigation, the CHP Officer Molinar may have the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit, seeking a compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
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