Motorist and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Collide—Both Hospitalized
panzerlawyer | November 12, 2008 at 10:20 pmby
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More interesting news involving people who just can't drive. A deputy injured when responding to man with a gun call.
November 12, 2008 (by Otto Smyth)
According to reports by auto accident lawyers in Los Angeles, an accident occurred when a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy identified as Deputy Brian Harper was responding to a call and collided with a local horse trainer identified as Arthur Lerille age 72.
The accident occurred in the vicinity of Covina when Deputy Harper ran a red light while responding to a call and collided with Lerille who was driving a 1989 Cadillac. Both men were severely injured and were transported to the hospital.
Deputy Harper was transported to Foothill Presbyterian Hospital, with spinal cord injuries and several broken bones according to reports. According to Lt. Roxanna Hard of the San Dimas Station, Deputy Harper is improving and is lucky to be able to move and is expected to survive.
Lerille was transported to the Pomona Valley Hospital with head and arm injuries and was placed in the intensive care unit. According to his wife Cindy Lerille, Arthur suffered short term memory, gashes on his head and he will require surgery on his left arm.
Lerille was on his way to work at the Santa Anita racetrack when the accident occurred after Harper ran a red light.
According to California Highway Patrol spokesman Edmund Zorrilla the accident occurred at approximately 5:15 a.m. at the intersection of Arrow Highway and Sunflower Avenue where Deputy Harper ran a red light while responding to a call of a man with a gun. Officer Zorrilla also stated that neither driver was wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident.