Yup, someone dies, and CHP stands around for hours taking photos, meanwhile, not offering a damn detour for a half million people who are getting off work for about 2 hours from 3:30 to 5:30
And yes, I can state it's a damn waste of time, and yes the cops do stand around.
The dead people aren't getting interviewed for damn sure. Call in the tow trucks, take your photos, move that shit off the road, get some traffic wavers to help move traffic along, and get on with it.
It does NOT take 5 hours to take photos, measurements, and details for a report which will be typed up back at the station before you can clear things up.
Not unless you're proving how understaffed and under budget you are for the next union strike for a better budget.
Just my two cents as someone stuck in that parking lot for 2 hours, who HAS done about 5 dozen police reports, and accident investigations.
Jackass was speeding, crashed into the back of that Prius, with his Toyota, and there are the dead bodies. There are the live ones heading to the hospital. There are the cars. Take the photos, get on with the day.