A Woodland California Highway Patrol officer suffered minor injuries Monday night after crashing his patrol car en route to an emergency in Davis.
CHP spokeswoman Lizz Dutton said the 47-year-old officer, whose name was not released, was traveling southbound on Interstate 5 near Del Paso Boulevard in Sacramento when, for unknown reasons, he lost control of the vehicle and ran off the road shortly after 8:30 p.m.
The patrol car slid sideways and landed on its roof, bursting into flames after coming to rest, Dutton said. The officer initially was trapped inside but escaped after shattering one of the windows. He was taken to the UC Davis Medical Center for treatment of minor wounds.
Officials said the officer had been responding to a train-versus-car collision at County Roads 105 and 32A east of Davis. No one was inside the vehicle at the time, and no injuries were reported in that crash.