Menifee Police Unit Collides with Pickup Truck While En Route to 911 Call

Connor Forbes
Connor Forbes
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Menifee Police Unit Collides with Pickup Truck

MENIFEE (CNS) – A police officer was involved in a collision with a civilian’s pickup truck while traveling through a red light at a Menifee intersection, responding to calls of a person with a gun, leaving both himself and the other driver with minor injuries, authorities said Monday.

The crash occurred about 9:40 p.m. Sunday at Holland and Menifee roads, according to the Menifee Police Department.

Department spokesman Chase Coburn said the patrolman, whose name wasn’t disclosed, was among officers headed to an assault call involving a firearm and entered the intersection with “emergency lights and siren activated.”

Coburn said the westbound patrol unit entered the intersection after the light had turned steady red.

The police car and a pickup truck going through the intersection on a green light collided.

“Both the pickup driver and the police officer were sole occupants of their vehicles and sustained non-life-threatening injuries,” the police spokesman said.

They were treated at a regional trauma center and are recovering.

The California Highway Patrol was summoned to investigate the collision, per department policy, which requires an independent inquiry when a police unit is involved.

The assault call was determined to involve a party with a BB gun and did not result in an arrest. However, Coburn said police intend to seek a misdemeanor charge for “gross discharge of a BB device” against the suspect, whose name was not released.

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