Deputy vehicle involved in rollover crash

Deputy vehicle involved in rollover crash

CREATED Aug. 12, 2012 - UPDATED: Aug. 13, 2012

Reporter: Aaron Brackett
Web Producer: Stephani Ruiz

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - A 10-year-old boy will get to go home Monday night after a serious crash with a deputy's car near La Canada and Orange Grove.

Tom Peine with the Pima County Sheriff's Department tells KGUN9 the a deputy was responding to a high priority call. It is still under investigation is how the crash occurred.

Tom Peine of the Pima County Sheriff's Department explains police protocol. "When you approach an intersection and you break a light, you have to have your lights and sirens activated," said Peine.

As of Monday night, the Traffic Division of the Sheriff's Department is still investigating whether the deputy had lights and sirens on when he entered the intersection.

As for the injured, a 10-year-old boy was in the car with his father when they collided with the deputy's car. He was sitting in the front passenger seat and suffered head injuries. Peine said the boy is in serious but stable condition. A 40-year-old who was in another car involved in the crash and has a fractured arm and minor spinal injuries.

Peine said the driver of the Mazda was going about 40 to 50 miles per hour in the 25 mph construction zone.

Following the crash, the deputy called dispatch to say he was trapped in his car and asked for backup.

Originally KGUN9 On Your Side reported the deputy was traveling 40-50 mph, when in fact the Mazda was the vehicle traveling 40-50 mph.  KGUN9 regrets the error in incorrectly reporting the information provided to us by the Pima County Sheriff's Department.

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