Sheriff’s Injured in Highway Crash
Two people, one of which was a sheriff’s deputy, were injured on Wednesday night in Adelanto, California.
The accident took place on September 15th on Highway 395 around 8:30 p.m., per reports.
A San Bernardino County Sheriff was reportedly driving his patrol car eastbound on Bartlett Avenue with its lights and sirens on.
It then collided with a northbound Honda Accord that was driving on Highway 395.
Following the collision, both drivers of the vehicles were transported to a nearby hospital with minor to moderate injuries.
As a result of the crash authorities issued a closure of the intersection for several hours.
According to statistics, the leading cause of line-of-duty deaths for police officers are motor-vehicle related (43%).
Law enforcement officers face multiple hazards when driving. Some that may put them at risk while on duty are:
- Speeding through intersections
- Distracted by usage of electronic device/radio
- Tunnel vision from stress and/or overly focused
- Not wearing a seatbelt
- Exhausted from consecutive days worked or length of shift