Many people drive for a living as a part of their job or career. These jobs include those who drive tractor trailers, ambulances, and delivery vehicles like FedEx or UPS trucks. Unfortunately, even career drivers are susceptible to DUI.
In an accident that involved a FedEx tractor-trailer truck and a California Highway Patrol officer, a 41-year-old man from San Lorenzo was arrested under suspicion of drunk driving. CHP reported that the accident occurred near downtown Sacremento.
Gregory Anthony Ramirez was driving his FedEx tractor-trailer into an accident scene in the early morning hours of Saturday, May 7th. The accident scene was located on highway 50 near the 16th street on-ramp. He hit a California Highway Patrol officer who was working to clear the scene of the accident, seriously injuring him.
Ramirez was taken to a CHP station in south Sacremento and was later arrested on charges of DUI.
After officers responded to a 3:10 a.m. accident involving a hit-and-run driver, the FedEx truck, which was heading eastbound, struck the CHP officer. The collision may have followed the tractor-trailer striking a CHP patrol car.
The veteran officer was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive.
This marks the second major accident involving a FedEx tractor-trailer in several months. Last December, a FedEx tractor-trailer lost control while driving in rainy weather. The truck, which had been traveling on the southbound Interstate 5 jumped the center divider. It crossed over into oncoming lanes of traffic and struck another vehicle head on, killing the driver.
In a statement that was released Saturday, FedEx said that it was working with officials investigating the latest accident.
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