Patrol car clips SUV, two injured

A deputy made a U-turn, but did not see this white SUV in an adjacent lane. The resulting collusion caused the SUV to flip onto its roof. (Photo by LUIS MEZA)

A deputy made a U-turn, but did not see this white SUV in an adjacent lane. The resulting collusion caused the SUV to flip onto its roof. (Photo by LUIS MEZA)

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 deputy was not injured in the collision.

The deputy was not injured in the collision.

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.

  28 comments for “Patrol car clips SUV, two injured

  1. March 12, 2013 at 7:19 am

    Curious George,

    Effective October 2012, we began removing all comments that include name-calling.

    Read more on this decision here:

    You will have to make your point without calling the deputy names. Thanks for reading!

    • Curious George
      March 13, 2013 at 1:54 am

      At AV Times Staff . Ok that’s fine ,I understand. What I don’t understand is If this became effective Oct 2012….Then why are there SO many posts on here that are directed toward certain individuals I mean there is name calling, and belittling ,racial slurs , and just people being down right nasty and mean to people. Why weren’t these comments taken off immediately ? Was it because they are not LA County Sheriff? and common civilians of the AV don’t matter as much? Oh I get it the deputies are perfect….we should never say anything bad about them. and I didn’t call them names or call them out of their names! just merely describing them. And If you want I can refresh you on Constitutional Rights of Freedom of Speech in America. What I said was never to act out in any harm therefore my rights to freedom of speech is protected.

      • Curious George
        March 13, 2013 at 2:02 am

        and while you are at it on your conditions of people calling names on here ,….why not delete ALL the nasty name calling about INGRID the child abuser??? there are tons of those comments!….yeah I know you all would let those slide right

  2. Told_ya_so aka Forewarned
    March 12, 2013 at 6:11 am

    This site practices censorship.

  3. samuel
    March 10, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    … the gun thugs of Los Angeles County Sheriffs, beyond traffic ticket revenue quotas, there’s not much else beyond that they really care about. Get in their way, they’ll run you down, like a dog — asj.

  4. Raptorman
    March 9, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    Due to the union rules and public employee protections we will likely never know what the disciplinary action is,,,,, if any.

  5. Keystone Coppers
    March 9, 2013 at 11:27 am

    After reading the Facebook comments, it seems I am NOT the only one to criticize the way the LASD race around in their cars not paying attention to anything around them.
    And, of course, there is the diehard who “wants to be there” if any of the people commenting every has to call the cops for help.
    Give me a break, her comment is another comment in support of the lack of response complaints and vindictive behavior on the part of SOME deputies.

  6. Maple
    March 9, 2013 at 10:36 am

    Citation??? Any regular citizen would be charged with felony reckless driving and have to battle it out in court.

      March 9, 2013 at 12:59 pm

      Cant be more agree with that,u nailed right up maple.nice one for real and
      that whats up

    • Jackie
      March 10, 2013 at 11:39 am

      Well, it doesn’t say in the article that the Deputy was responding to a emergency call does it?? So there is really no excuse for his wreckless driving. I was cut off by a Sheriff’s patrol car, luckily I was paying attention and was able to avoid an accident.

    • Gladys
      March 10, 2013 at 12:21 pm

      @Wah, You must be in law enforcement.
      Funny comment about calling the law and them not racing to our doors when we need them…if they walked over, they could get to our homes faster than they come most of the time!
      As far as this being A SIMPLE ACCIDENT, brain fart or whatever you say it was, I think most of the commenerts are saying, they would have been ticketed at the accident.
      I wonder how much time was spend after the accident with police searching the white suv for any type of evidence to put the blame on them. Just sayin

      • Gladys
        March 10, 2013 at 12:23 pm


      • Palmdale_Diego
        March 10, 2013 at 7:47 pm

        You anti law enforcement whiners want perfection in deputies? Then petition for drones or robots to do the job. Humans make mistakes (if that was what this was), deal with it and don’t think law suit everytime your feelings are hurt. I wouldn’t do their job for twice what they’re making.

        • :(
          March 10, 2013 at 10:23 pm

          Perfection? How about accountability?

    • Maple
      March 10, 2013 at 1:33 pm

      Check out what is going on in your own courthouse. There is a current case pending… no alcohol, no drugs, no distracted driver/ not on the phone, no speeding… and the case is moving forward as FELONY RECKLESS DRIVING. Educate yourself on what the local law enforcement are doing.

    • March 10, 2013 at 3:55 pm

      Typical uninformed citizens. These deputies drive thousands of miles per year on duty. They make mistakes and get into minor collisions like this all the time. This is not really news. No big deal.

      • Gladys
        March 10, 2013 at 4:15 pm

        no big deal to you, officer otto ;)

        • Mark
          March 11, 2013 at 4:52 am

          no big deal to me either. he made a bad decision just like the hundreds of other crappy drivers here in the A.V.

      • Palmdale_Steve
        March 10, 2013 at 5:15 pm

        No big deal, except for the occupants of the car that got hit and rolled over. Whoopsie.

        • Otto
          March 11, 2013 at 3:20 pm

          Minor injuries. I’d take that plus a totaled car in order to get what they’ll get when the County settles.

        • Rachel
          March 23, 2013 at 12:04 am

          No big deal? If out were your car flipped upside down, and your children that nearly lost their lives would you still feel as if it weren’t a big deal? Because i promise you, if you made a sheriff’s car flip over, and the occupants sustained minor injuries, it would be one hell of a big deal! Furthermore, regardless of the reason or how many miles the sheriff drives a year, they should still be held accountable for the accident. Or does that only apply to regular citizens?

      • ed
        March 11, 2013 at 4:36 pm

        Otto you are correct. Uninformed citizens? Even if this is investigated by the Sheriffs we will not hear about it. The officer will get a week off, with pay, and a letter will be put in his file. These officers are supposed to be professionals. When not on a call they must also obey the California Vehicle Code. The total amount of driving time does not give them the right to have an “accident”.

        • March 11, 2013 at 6:43 pm

          Get a grip….they aren’t perfect. Accidents happen.

          • Rachel
            March 23, 2013 at 12:09 am

            I agree that accidents happen, but just because out wasn’t done purposely, didn’t mean the officer shouldn’t be held accountable. I’ve made traffic mistakes, none that have resulted in flipping over another vehicle, and having the occupants being rushed to the hospital, but ippromise you that if i had made this toe of mistake,i would be sitting behind bars facing reckless driving charges.

    • Curious George
      March 13, 2013 at 2:06 am


      OOH….SEE that person just called someone stupid!….you going to erase their comments??!!

  7. March 9, 2013 at 8:55 am

    cops,tickets give me a break,they get slap in the hand,let civilian do samething what they did ,you get slam with ticket amount of $300,no doubt.or worse car will towed.

  8. The Anti-REX
    March 9, 2013 at 6:56 am

    Illegal U turn? Hope they issue a citation.

    • dumbandblind
      March 9, 2013 at 2:56 pm

      Unless the citation is made public don’t expect anything.

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