CHP officers help rescue Calif. cop from fiery crash

The injured officer was heading home when he collided with the back of an 18-wheeler

By PoliceOne Staff

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Two California Highway Patrol officers helped rescue a San Jose police officer after he crashed into the back of an 18-wheeler.

The officer was on his way home when he collided with the truck that stopped due to road construction, NBC Bay Area reported. The officer’s car caught fire and he became trapped inside.

Officials said two California Highway Patrol officers were nearby with a fire extinguisher. One officer put out the flames while the other called the fire department. 

CHP spokesman Derek Reed told the news station that firefighters had to cut the SUV’s door off to rescue the injured officer. He was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for minor injuries and released. 


Two CHP officers are being hailed as heroes for helping save a San Jose police officer who was involved in a fiery crash with a big rig on Highway 84.

Posted by NBC Bay Area on Wednesday, April 12, 2017


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