CHP Officer Suffers Major Injuries After Being Struck by Big Rig Near Sacramento

Photo: cbs13 via sacramento.cbslocal.com

Photo: cbs13 via sacramento.cbslocal.com

A California Highway Patrol officer suffered major injuries early Saturday morning after a man suspected of driving under the influence struck him while he was investigating a separate hit and run accident. The accident occurred on I-80 near Sacramento.  

The driver of the vehicle that struck the officer was identified as 41-year old Gregory Anthony Ramirez. Ramirez was driving a large FedEx big-rig truck at the time of the collision.  

The injured CHP officer was taken to a local hospital with significant injuries. He is expected to survive. 

Ramirez was subsequently arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence.  

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