Citizens Hurt in Early Morning Collision Involving Sacramento Sheriff’s Deputy

SACRAMENTO — Fulton Avenue was closed for more than six hours Friday morning after two vehicles collided, leaving one individual with major injuries, the California Highway Patrol has reported.

Around 12:22 a.m. Friday, a Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputy was traveling northbound on Fulton Avenue in a Ford patrol utility vehicle, responding to a call. Another vehicle, a 2003 Honda CRV, was traveling southbound on Fulton Avenue. The driver of the Honda then attempted to make a left turn on on Pope Avenue, colliding with the deputy’s vehicle.

According to the CHP, a passenger in the Honda suffered major injuries. The agency has yet to provide more details on the extent of the individual’s injuries. Three other individuals in the Honda suffered minor injuries, including the driver.

The Sacramento County deputy received cuts to his face, the CHP said in a statement.

Occupants of the Honda were taken to UC Davis for medical treatment. The sheriff’s deputy was taken to Kaiser, according to the CHP.

Fulton Avenue closed around 12:30 a.m. Friday, shortly after the collision. The road reopened at 7 a.m.

CHP has said the collision is under investigation, though the agency doesn’t believe drugs or alcohol played a role.