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CHP Officer Critically Injured When Driver Allegedly Falls Asleep and Strikes His Car in Santa Rosa

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A California Highway Patrol officer was hospitalized for a serious leg injury this morning when a motorist allegedly fell asleep and collided with his patrol car on U.S. Highway 101 outside Santa Rosa, the CHP reported. At about 8 a.m., the officer was inside his patrol car after stopping a motorist on U.S. 101 at Todd Road in unincorporated Sonoma County when another driver crashed into him, the CHP said.

The officer sustained a serious injury, including two broken legs and was transported to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital for treatment, the CHP reported.

Please do not drive when you are sleepy or drowsy.

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