Deputy Flips Patrol Car Trying to Avoid Pedestrian in Lancaster

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A deputy flipped his patrol car while trying to avoid a pedestrian in Lancaster. (Credit: KTLA)

A deputy with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department was injured Thursday night when his patrol car flipped over on Sierra Highway in Lancaster.

The deputy was responding to a call for assistance when he made an evasive maneuver to avoid a pedestrian around 9 p.m. near Avenue J-8, according to Sgt. Troy Bowser with the Sheriff’s Department.

When the deputy swerved, his patrol car struck a curb and overturned, according to a news release from the department.

The patrol car landed on its roof, video from the scene showed.

The deputy was extricated from the vehicle and transported to the hospital with moderate injuries, according to Bowser.

The pedestrian was not injured.