According to several news agencies in California, California Highway Patrol agents are investigating a crash that sent a Marin County sheriff’s deputy to the hospital.
The official accident reports have revealed that a 62-year-old motorist was driving her 2007 Honda Civic on the eastbound lanes of the Sir Francis Drake Boulevard when she allowed the vehicle to veer off her lane, cross over the broken yellow line and straight into the path of an oncoming 2009 Ford Crown Victoria patrol car.
The impact, according to the troopers who responded to the scene, forced the patrol car off the road and into a drainage ditch. The vehicle continued to roll until it hit a tree where it finally came to rest, leaving the driver trapped.
The California Highway Patrol troopers who arrived at the scene promptly after the crash say that the driver was rescued after firefighters removed the top of the patrol car. Both drivers were taken to the hospital sustaining minor to moderate injuries and are now under treatment. The westbound lanes of the road remained closed after the accident to allow time and space for tow trucks to remove the crashed vehicles out of the way.
Up to this moment, it’s not yet known what caused this accident but the California Highway Patrol is now investigating this case and should have more details available to the media soon.