Friday, May 2, 2008

CHP Officer hurt in rollover California DUI crash

California Drunk Driving Attorney news

A California Highway Patrol officer was severely injured in a rollover crash Thursday evening while chasing a suspected California DUI - drunk driver on Interstate 15 near the California and Nevada state line, California DUI attorneys hear.

CHP officer Jason Lyman was airlifted to University Medical Center in Las Vegas after being extricated from his patrol car by emergency personnel, said California DUI lawyers. Lyman suffered several fractured vertebrae and other possible injuries in the crash, he said. The injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.

At about 6:40 p.m. on Thursday, Lyman responded to a possible intoxicated driver speeding north on Interstate 15 from the Valley Wells Rest Area, the California DUI CHP report stated. The California DUI officer found the gray Ford F-250 pickup truck near Nipton Road and accelerated in an attempt to overtake it. California DUI lawyers are told witnesses estimated the pickup truck’s speed at 90 miles per hour.

As Lyman was attempting to overtake the truck, a black car driven by a man in a yellow shirt pulled out in front of Lyman, the California DUI report stated. Lyman swerved to avoid a collision, but lost control of his vehicle, which veered off the edge of the roadway and overturned several times, California DUI / Drunk Driving criminal lawyers believe.

The Ford truck and the black car continued driving and have not been found, California DUI authorities say. The crash is still under California DUI investigation.

To report California DUI information relating to the California DUI crash, call the Barstow Area California Highway Patrol at 760-255-8700.

California DUI attorneys hope for recovery of Officer Lyman, a fine officer.