By Robert Salonga
Contra Costa Times
LAFAYETTE, Calif. — An officer who crashed his patrol car late Sunday night was lucky to be able to walk away from the wreckage without serious injury to himself or his K-9 partner, Police Chief Mike Hubbard said today.
The officer involved in the accident was on his way to aid the pursuit of a suspected car thief just before midnight when he crashed his car on Pleasant Hill Road between Green Valley Drive and Reliez Valley Road.
Calif. officer "lucky" to walk away from squad crash