A Pierce County sheriff’s deputy was hurt Wednesday after a delivery truck ran a stop sign and the patrol car hit the back side of the truck, a department spokesman said.
The collision took place about 9:30 a.m. at Orting-Kapowsin Highway and 264th Street East near Graham.
Investigators said the truck driver was driving west and ran a stop sign, crossing the highway in front of the deputy.
The patrol car slammed into the back side of the delivery truck. The deputy was trapped in his patrol car for several minutes before firefighters could pry open the driver’s door.
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The veteran deputy, who has not been identified, was taken to a hospital with neck pain.
“We are incredibly thankful that his injuries were not more severe considering the damage to both vehicles,” sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said.
The delivery truck driver was not hurt.
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