On Sunday, October 4th, a traffic incident was reported to have taken place in Fountain Valley, near Magnolia Street and Slater Avenue. A car accident occurred around 3:02 a.m. according to Fountain Valley Police Department officials. An SUV crashed into a police patrol vehicle after it ran through a red light.
The SUV was identified as a white-colored 2017 Nissan Pathfinder driven by an unnamed 37-year-old man. The patrol vehicle was occupied by a police officer, who sustained minor injuries from the incident. The driver was also injured although it is unknown how severe his injuries were. Police are currently still conducting an investigation of the case.
What Can You Do if Your Patrol Vehicle Were Struck by A Civilian Vehicle?
In the event that you were working patrol, and your vehicle was involved in a car accident, your government agency should be able to cover the damages that you experience during the incident. This applies to both property damages and any injuries you have. However, you should be aware that according to your rights as a citizen of the United States, you can pursue a personal injury claim against the at-fault driver. If you’d like to discuss this legal option with one of our lawyers, you can call us at (877) 871-3265.
Source: My News LA