Two California Highway Patrol officers were injured Friday when they were struck by an out-of-control vehicle on a rain-slicked highway in San Diego County.
A BMW was blocking part of the slow lane of northbound Interstate 805 near Bonita Road just before 4 a.m.
The two officers were sitting in their patrol vehicle with their emergency lights activated when they were hit from behind, CHP officials said.
A man driving a Freightliner tractor/trailer combination vehicle began to hydroplane.
The truck slammed into the CHP patrol vehicle, injuring the officers.
One officer complained of head and back pain. The other officer suffered neck and back pain. Both were transported to Scripps Mercy Hospital.
Officers Edgar Carrillo and Chris Hamilton have been released from the hospital. Each has been with the CHP for three years and work the overnight shift.
The truck driver was not injured.
Another incident was reported on the State Route 163 near Interstate 8 where another CHP officer was involved in a collision.
In this incident, an officer was standing outside his patrol car when an out-of-control car slammed into his vehicle. The officer was not injured.
When CHP officers wake up and it's raining outside, they know they're in for a dangerous day, spokesperson Officer Jake Sanchez said.