CHP officer airlifted after crash on I-580 in Richmond

RICHMOND, Calif. -- A CHP officer was airlifted to a hospital on Wednesday night with a head injury he suffered in a crash that occurred at the scene of an investigation into another collision on Interstate 580 in Richmond.

The incident was first reported at 7:47 p.m. on westbound 580 just west of Marina Bay Parkway.

The officer had been on the scene of an investigation into a two-car collision that occurred nearby at 6:52 p.m., when his patrol car was struck by another vehicle from behind, according to the CHP.

He suffered a head injury and was transported by helicopter in stable condition, according to the CHP.

A Sig-alert was issued for westbound 580 at 7:54 p.m., and a few minutes later the Sig-alert was updated to include both directions of travel.

Information about the officer's identity and current condition were not immediately available.

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