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Sheriff deputy causes 3 vehicle accident in Providence

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Posted: Wednesday, May 8, 2013 11:35 am | Updated: 2:16 pm, Wed May 8, 2013.

PROVIDENCE — A Cache County Sheriff’s Deputy was transported to Logan Regional Hospital Wednesday morning after being involved in a three vehicle accident, south of Logan.

Cache County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Brian Locke said the deputy was traveling west on 300 South in Providence. The deputy was reporting to a call and had his emergency lights and siren activated. The deputy’s vehicle was hit as he tried to cross traffic and turn left onto State Road 165. Locke said the deputy had a red light when he tried to turn into the intersection.

Locke said the deputy thought the two vehicles that hit him were stopping to let him turn. The deputy complained of neck pain after the accident and was transported to Logan Regional Hospital as a precaution. None of the others involved in the accident reported any injuries.

Because the accident involved a sheriff’s deputy, the Utah Highway Patrol has been asked to investigate.

The Cache County Sheriff's Office issued the following release about the accident Wednesday morning:

 

On May 8, 2013, at approximately 9:45 am, a Cache County Sheriff’s deputy was responding to assist other deputies on a high risk traffic stop. The Sheriff’s deputy entered the intersection at 300 S Highway 165 in Providence, traveling westbound and attempting to turn southbound. Upon entering the intersection, the deputy’s vehicle was hit by two other vehicles traveling northbound on Highway 165.

 

An ambulance transported the Sheriff’s deputy to Logan Regional Hospital with complaints of neck pain. There were no other reported injuries. The accident is under investigation by the Utah Highway Patrol.

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2 comments:

  • Uncle Rico posted at 11:50 am on Fri, May 10, 2013.

    Uncle Rico Posts: 91

    People would pitch a bigger fit if the Sheriff killed someone due to wreckless driving, on his way to the emergency.

     
  • SuzyQWalker posted at 6:15 pm on Thu, May 9, 2013.

    SuzyQWalker Posts: 1

    What part of pulling over or just plain stopping for emergency vehicles has everyone missed? Trust me, if it were their loved one needing emergency help, they would be pitching a fit for people not stopping....

     

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