San Diego County Sheriff's Deputy's Patrol Car Broadsided in Vista Crash

Officials say the deputy’s patrol car had emergency lights and siren activated and was in the intersection at the time of the crash.

A San Diego County Sheriff’s Department patrol car with lights and siren activated was damaged Wednesday in a collision with another vehicle, officials said. Inside the civilian’s car were two children ages 8 and 11.

The deputy was not injured when his patrol vehicle was broadsided just after 11 p.m. at the intersection of N. Santa Fe Avenue and Vista Village.

The driver of a 2000 Toyota Rav4 was traveling eastbound on Vista Village Drive when the two vehicles collided.

The driver, 44, and the children in the Toyota sustained minor injuries, officials said.

Officials say the deputy’s patrol car was in the intersection at the time of the crash.

An investigation has been launched by the Vista Traffic Division.

The deputy was responding to a call of an injury collision on Buena Creek Road at the time, officials said.

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