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Officer, Driver Injured in T-Bone Crash at Varner Road and Monterey Avenue [Thousand Palms, CA]

Officer, Driver Injured in T-Bone Crash at Varner Road and Monterey Avenue [Thousand Palms, CA]

Officer Among 2 Hurt in Thousand Palms T-Bone Crash at Varner Road

 
THOUSAND PALMS, CA (December 6, 2019)—A broadside collision Thursday morning at Varner Road and Monterey Avenue left a sheriff’s officer and a driver injured.
 
According to reports, the Riverside County Sheriff’s vehicle crashed around 10:50 a.m.
 
Witnesses at the scene stated that the officer’s vehicle had its patrol lights on while traveling north through the intersection with Varner Road. Suddenly, a 2006 Chevy Cobalt broadsided the vehicle as the officer tried making a left on Varner Road.
 
Due to the severity of the accident, the sheriff’s officer suffered major injuries and the 17-year-old Chevy driver complained of pain to his head.
 
According to the California Highway Patrol, paramedics brought him to Eisenhower Medical Center; however, it’s unclear whether a 17-year-old girl and a baby inside the Chevy were hurt.
 
In the investigation, officers learned that neither alcohol nor drugs appear to be a factor. Yet, where the fault lies is still being determined.
 
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