Courtesy of Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
Courtesy of Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy was trapped in the wreckage of a patrol car following a two-vehicle crash Sunday, but was talking to rescuers.

The crash was at 10:50 a.m. today Valley View Avenue and Telegraph Road, in unincorporated South Whittier Heights.

The female deputy was heading west on Telegraph Road in the number three lane when she was struck by a Lexus sedan that was making a left turn from eastbound Telegraph onto northbound Valley View Boulevard, said Deputy Kimberly Alexander. The force of the collision caused the patrol vehicle to strike a signal pole and wrap itself around it, Alexander said.

The deputy was able to call for help and had to be extricated from the vehicle by firefighters, she said.

“She (was) talking to us. She (was) just trapped,’ said Lt. Robin Limon of the sheriff’s Norwalk station.

The deputy was hospitalized with stable injuries, Alexander said.

The motorist in the Lexus, an elderly woman, was also being treated for stable injuries, Alexander said.

The deputy was responding to an “audible alarm” call for service at the time of the accident.

It was not immediately known if that motorist was cited or arrested.
–City News Service

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