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A SHERIFF'S DEPUTY confers with firefighter-paramedics Aug. 16 after being hit by a car exiting the freeway onto Ponderosa Road. The deputy was traveling through the intersection at 20 mph with lights and sirens going. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene


Patrol car hit in collision

By From page A1 | August 22, 2014

A deputy was involved in a collision in Shingle Springs on Aug. 16 after another car failed to yield.

The deputy was traveling Code 3 — full lights and sirens — northbound on South Shingle Road, CHP Officer Quinn Cuthbertson said. As the deputy was crossing the intersection at about 20 mph on a red light on Mother Lode Drive, connecting to Highway 50, a car exiting the freeway failed to yield.

The white 1997 Toyota Corolla, exiting eastbound Highway 50, broadsided the patrol vehicle. Neither party reported an injury.

Cuthbertson wished to remind drivers that they are required to yield to emergency vehicles with active lights and sirens, as they have the right of way.

Cole Mayer

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