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CHP Officer Injured in Crash on Interstate 580 in Richmond

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    A CHP officer was airlifted to a hospital late Wednesday for a head injury he suffered in a crash that occurred at the scene of an investigation into another collision on Interstate 580 in Richmond. (Published Thursday, July 23, 2015)

    A CHP officer was airlifted to a hospital late Wednesday for a head injury he suffered in a crash that occurred at the scene of an investigation into another collision on Interstate 580 in Richmond. 

    Both sides of the freeway were initially closed to land a medical helicopter, but all lanes have reopened since 1:30 a.m. on Thursday, according to CHP officials. 

    CHP said the officer sustained moderate to severe non-life threatening injuries and is expected to make a full recovery at John Muir Medical Center. 

    The incident was first reported at 7:47 p.m. on westbound I-580, just west of Marina Bay Parkway.

    The officer had been on the scene of an investigation into a two-car collision that occurred nearby at 6:52 p.m., when his patrol car was struck by another vehicle from behind, according to the CHP.

    He suffered a head injury and was transported by helicopter in stable condition, according to the CHP.

    A Sig-alert was issued for westbound Highway 580 at 7:54 p.m., and a few minutes later the Sig-alert was updated to include both directions of travel.

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