Two sheriff's deputies injured when car hits wall, telephone pole

Two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies suffered moderate injuries Thursday night after their car hit a wall and telephone pole on Foothill Boulevard, official said.

The collision occurred about 10 p.m. after the deputies, assigned to the Crescenta Valley station, swerved to miss another car that had pulled out in front of them near Moore Street.

The driver of that car, a woman who officials did not identify, was driving in the opposite direction without her headlights on when she made the sudden left-turn in front of the deputies, said sheriff's Sgt. Debra Herman.

It did not appear alcohol played a role, she added.

“Was she doing anything else to distract her driving? That’s not determined at this time,”  Herman said.

A Glendale police investigation into the accident remained ongoing Friday, police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said.

The two deputies were transported to Verdugo Hills Hospital, where they were treated and released. The driver suffered a badly sprained wrist and possibly a separated shoulder, while the passenger deputy injured his left leg, Herman said.

“[The deputies] are grateful that they didn’t hit her and that they could walk away, if they weren’t wearing their seatbelts it would have been a lot worse,” she said.

-- Dan Siegal and Jason Wells, Times Community News

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