WINTERHAVEN — A California Highway Patrol officer attempting to overtake a speeding vehicle on Interstate 8 near here crashed his patrol car Sunday when another vehicle changed into his lane.
The officer, Daniel Webb, suffered minor injuries and was taken to Yuma Regional Medical Center, where he was treated and released.
Webb, a five-year veteran of the Highway Patrol in charge of the Winterhaven sub-station canine unit, was heading west on I-8 when he clocked a vehicle traveling east at 96 mph at 1:40 p.m.
Webb made a U-turn and crossed into the east lanes of the interstate.
Traveling at 100 mph in the fast lane, he was attempting to overtake the speeding vehicle when another motorist moved into the fast lane directly in front of Webb's unit.