Four deputies were injured when they were struck in a chain-reaction collision while making an arrest near Casa Loma Avenue and Imperial Highway in Yorba Linda.
At approximately 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 19, a driver traveling southbound on Imperial Highway crashed into multiple patrol units, causing one Sheriff’s Department unit to strike four deputies. At the time of the collision, the deputies were conducting an arrest of a man suspected of a misdemeanor offense.
The deputies suffered minor to moderate injuries and were taken to local hospitals for treatment. The arrest suspect, who was detained in the back of one of the patrol vehicles at the time of the collision, also suffered minor injuries and was taken to the hospital for treatment.
The driver was detained at the scene and arrested by California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers on suspicion of driving under the influence. The CHP is handling the collision investigation, which is ongoing.