Accident involving officer shuts down southbound lanes of Hwy 288 at Reed Road

The officer was taken to a local hospital by ambulance following the accident at about 2:40pm

February 22, 2012 2:29:32 AM PST
All southbound lanes of Highway 288 were closed for a while due to an accident involving an officer Tuesday afternoon.

The accident happened at about 2:40pm. An officer was conducting a traffic stop at the time of the accident. The officer, who was taken to a local hospital by ambulance, is expected to be OK, as is the driver who rear-ended his vehicle.

All outbound lanes of 288 were closed at Reed Road for a couple of hours before authorities finally cleared the accident.