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60 West in Moreno Valley closed after car slams into crash scene

Officers investigate a crash on the 60 West in Moreno Valley that involved an ambulance, fire truck and a CHP vehicle on Monday, Dec. 24, 2012.

December 24, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
All lanes of the westbound 60 Freeway were shut down in Moreno Valley after an accident that left a California Highway Patrol officer and a civilian hurt.

Authorities say the officer was investigating a solo-vehicle crash on the Perris Boulevard off-ramp at about 8 a.m. An ambulance and the Moreno Valley Fire Department had also responded.

During the investigation, an out-of-control Toyota sedan spun across lanes and slammed into the ambulance. A CHP officer and a civilian, who were both standing next to the ambulance, were struck. The driver of the Toyota and a civilian suffered major injuries, and the officer suffered moderate injuries, authorities said.

The crash is under investigation.