On January 18, 2009 at approximately 1945 hours, a patrol unit driven by a West Sacramento Police Officer was attempting to overtake a traffic violator on Southport Parkway west of Lake Washington Blvd. The officer lost control of his vehicle and struck several trees in the center median of the roadway. There were no other vehicles involved in the accident. The officer sustained injuries primarily to the left side of his body. The injuries at this time do not appear to be serious, but the officer’s injuries are still being evaluated at this time. The officer was transported by ambulance to the UCD Medical Center. The officer’s identity is not being released at this time.
The accident is under investigation by the West Sacramento Police Department traffic unit and an update will be provided after the investigation has concluded.