ANTELOPE VALLEY – A sheriff’s patrol car drifted into the wrong lane and collided with a sport utility vehicle, injuring the deputy behind the wheel, according to a California Highway Patrol report.
The incident happened around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday on Avenue O near 152nd Street East.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy R. Huff of Lancaster was driving a marked black and white 2007 Ford Crown Victoria eastbound on Avenue O, at approximately 50 miles per hour, approaching 152nd Street East, the report states.
Deputy Huff allowed the patrol vehicle to drift left into the westbound lane towards a 2001 Jeep Cherokee being driven by 54-year-old Cutberto Pineda of Palmdale, the CHP report states.
Pineda veered right, but was unable to avoid being hit by deputy Huff, and the left front of the patrol vehicle sideswiped the left rear of the SUV, the CHP report states.
The collision hurt deputy Huff, who was transported to Antelope Valley Hospital with minor injuries.
Pineda and his passenger, 52-year-old Dioselina Pineda, were not injured in the collision.
No arrests were made, and the crash remains under investigation.
UPDATED 10/17/2012: The collision actually happened at 3:30 a.m., not 3:30 p.m. The story has been corrected and we regret the error.