Officer Ray Lamas, Explorer Scout Hurt in Moreno Valley Crash
MORENO VALLEY, CA (January 27, 2020)—An officer and an Explorer Scout suffered injuries in Wednesday’s a three-car crash on Gilman Springs Road near Bridge Street.
The incident unfolded after the California Highway Patrol officer and juvenile scout assisted officers at a scene of an unrelated crash.
San Gorgonio Pass CHP Officer Ray Lamas and the CHP Explorer ride-along had just left the site after officers no longer needed their assistance. Once they returned to their car and buckled their seatbelts, a westbound driver of a 2006 Ford F-150 lost traction on the road and began spinning clockwise.
The Ford subsequently struck the right rear of a 2014 Nissan Altima, driven by a 25-year-old San Jacinto woman. From there, it plowed into the patrol vehicle’s left rear.
Authorities learned that the Ford had been traveling at unsafe speeds as the driver approached stopped traffic ahead, caused by the previous crash investigation.
The explorer and officer sought treatment at Riverside University Health Systems Medical Center for precautionary reasons. According to CHP, the driver of the Nissan and Ford also received attention at the scene but left with no injuries.
In their investigation, officers ruled out impairment as a possible factor; however, more investigation on this continues.
Not every commute will be the same. As a result, we should always be careful when traveling. Navigate the streets with care and stay vigilant of the possibilities that can happen.
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