A crash involving an SUV and a San Diego County sheriff’s deputy on his way to a robbery call is under investigation.
The accident happened just after 9 p.m. Wednesday in Lakeside near the intersection of Mapleview and Ashwood Streets.
According to an officer with the California Highway Patrol, the deputy was responding to an armed robbery at a liquor store and didn't have his lights or sirens on.
That's when a white SUV made a turn just in front of the deputy’s patrol car.
“Apparently they didn't see him or didn't realize how fast he was going and tried to make the left turn in front of him,” said CHP officer Kenneth Jolly.
The SUV then hit a parked car, causing more damage.
Firefighters had to equipment to rescue three people trapped inside a white SUV.
The officer and the passengers in the car all were hurt but the injuries were non-life threatening.
Still, the speed of the deputy’s car is under investigation.
“We try to get there as quickly as we can but also as safely as we can. We try to drive at a prudent, reasonable speed. Again, how fast he was driving, I don’t know,” said Jolly.