3 RivCo Deputies Injured In Crash Triggered By DUI Driver CHP

3 RivCo Deputies Injured In Crash Triggered By DUI Driver CHP

Riverside Deputies Hospitalized After Being Hit by Drugged Driver


Three deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department were hospitalized on Thursday after being hit by a suspected drugged driver. The accident occurred just before 9:30 a.m. on La Sierra Avenue at Victoria Avenue in Riverside, California. All four individuals involved in the accident, including the driver of the other vehicle, were injured and sent to a local hospital for treatment.

The Details

According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the accident occurred when a 28-year-old Riverside man behind the wheel of a 2019 Chevrolet Silverado ran a red light at the intersection of La Sierra and Victoria Avenues. The Chevy was headed west on Victoria Avenue and was reportedly traveling at a high rate of speed when it collided with a 2016 Toyota Sienna carrying the three deputies. The Toyota was heading south on La Sierra Avenue and had a solid green light.

The CHP reported that the injuries sustained by the individuals involved in the accident ranged from major to minor. Medical updates on their conditions were not immediately available as of Friday. However, the CHP did disclose that the driver of the Chevy was under the influence of a controlled substance at the time of the crash and has since been arrested on felony charges.


The incident raises important questions surrounding drug impaired driving and its serious consequences. The fact that a driver was under the influence of a controlled substance reveals a troubling trend that highlights the challenges law enforcement faces in combatting impaired driving. This issue must be addressed in a comprehensive manner to ensure public safety on our roads.


The CHP is conducting an investigation into the crash, and anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the agency’s Accident Investigation Unit at 951-637-8000. Important details that still need clarity include whether the minivan carrying the deputies was a Riverside County Sheriff’s Department vehicle and whether the law enforcement officials were on duty at the time of the accident.

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