These types of incidents seem to be piling up--cops are driving too fast or recklessly, and crash into civilians, often with tragic results. Fortunately, it seems like nobody was injured too bad in this case. Doesn't even look like it's being treated as an act of negligence. It's too bad--they should really usher the officer to a drug test immediately like they do to anybody driving a forklift who has a collision of any sort. It's too late for that, but that's the kind of response we would like to see when these incidents occur.
Here's some reporting from the Press-Enterprise:
LAKE ELSINORE: Deputy, civilian collide, hospitalized
BY PETER SUROWSKI / STAFF WRITER
Published: Dec. 8, 2014 8:41 a.m.
image0-LAKE ELSINORE: Deputy, civilian collide, hospitalized
A sheriff's deputy was involved in a collision in Lake Elsinore that landed both parties in the hospital with minor injuries, officials said.
The deputy was driving alone and the other motorist, a Lake Elsinore man, was driving a 2007 Corvette with his 6-year-old granddaughter, Riverside County sheriff's officials said in a news release.
They collided at 6:35 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, at Chaney and West Minthorn streets. Driver's-side airbags went off in both vehicles and both drivers were taken to a hospital. The young girl was uninjured, the release said.
The roadway was blocked for a few hours while the CHP investigated. Officials asked anybody with information to call the CHP or the sheriff's Lake Elsinore station at 951-245-3300.