LANCASTER – Two people, including a 13-year-old boy, were injured when their vehicle flipped over after being struck by a sheriff’s patrol car Friday afternoon, authorities said.
The incident occurred around 3:30 p.m. on 30th Street East, near Nugent Street in Lancaster, according to Lancaster Station Watch Commander Lt. Carter.
“The deputy was driving southbound on 30th Street East,” Carter said. “[The deputy] went to make a U-turn and clipped another car that was going southbound in an adjacent lane, causing the vehicle to overturn.”
The white sport utility vehicle, which contained four occupants, flipped onto its roof, and two people sustained minor injuries, Carter said.
“One 13-year-old went to the hospital regarding some kind of shoulder injury,” Carter said. “One adult and one child went to the hospital.”
The deputy, whose names was not released, had been assigned to a school and was monitoring kids traveling from school when the incident occurred, Carter said
Traffic was blocked off on 30th Street East, from Lancaster Boulevard to East Avenue J, for about two and a half hours as authorities investigated the incident. The roads were reopened around 6 p.m.