Deputy’s Car Hits, Injures Pedestrian

A Lancaster woman was in stable condition Monday after she was struck by a sheriff’s deputy’s patrol car while crossing a street.

Kelly Allen, 19, was walking across Sierra Highway with a male companion just before 8 p.m. Sunday when she was hit by the patrol car driven by Deputy Richard Dailey as it was leaving the sheriff’s station at 501 Lancaster Blvd., authorities said.

Dailey applied first aid until paramedics arrived and took Allen to Antelope Valley Hospital, said Sheriff’s Sgt. Gus Risinger.

Allen, who suffered a broken leg and cuts to her head, was in good condition Monday, a hospital spokesman said.


Allen’s companion was also struck, but not injured, Risinger said.

It was not immediately determined if the heavy rain was a factor, Risinger said.

“It was really pouring. Visibility wasn’t too good,” he said.