The C.H.P. said at about 8:30 this morning a patrol officer was responding to a disabled vehicle on Southbound 99 just north of Avenue 12. Just as the C.H.P. officer got back into his patrol car and fastened his seat belt, a big rig slammed into the back of his car sending the officer and his vehicle flying off the road. The big rig then slammed into the disabled vehicle along with another vehicle that came to help out.
Three people, including the officer were taken to Madera Community Hospital for minor injuries.