Car collides with Santa Barbara deputy
December 31, 2014
A vehicle collided with the patrol car of a Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputy, injuring him while he was responding to an emergency call on Tuesday. [KSBY]
The crash occurred shortly after noon on northbound Highway 101 in Goleta. The deputy was driving in the fast lane with his lights and sirens on when a driver in front of him started to change lanes, but quickly veered back into the fast lane, hitting the patrol car.
During the crash, the deputy, who has not been identified, suffered minor injuries. Responders took him to the hospital where he was treated for injuries, including wrist and head pain.
Neither the driver of the other vehicle nor its passengers suffered injuries.
Investigators said neither drugs nor alcohol contributed to the collision.