CHP Officer Hurt After Vehicle Crashes Into His Cruiser on I-80 in Fairfield

A California Highway Patrol officer was injured and hospitalized Monday evening after a vehicle crashed into his cruiser on Interstate 80 in Fairfield, the CHP said.

At about 3:40 p.m., a Solano Area CHP unit was on the right shoulder of eastbound Interstate 80, just west of Red Top Road, when it was rear-ended by a white Mitsubishi Mirage, the CHP said.

The officer suffered minor to moderate injuries. Three people in the Mirage suffered major injuries and also were taken to a hospital, the CHP said.

Officers rescued a pet rabbit from the wreckage of the Mirage. 

The crash and investigation backed up traffic in the eastbound lanes of I-80, west of Red Top Road.

CHP advised drivers to use alternate routes.

It is unknown if alcohol and or drugs were a factor in the collision, and the crash is under investigation, the CHP said.

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