On Friday, November 29, 2013, a deputy from the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department was in route to an armed robbery that had occurred in the 9000 block of Hermosa. The deputy was travelling southbound on Hermosa in the #2 lane when a semi truck also travelling south bound on Hermosa in the #1 lane, made a right hand turn into the path of the sheriff’s unit. The deputy was unable to stop in time and struck the passenger side of the tractor. Both vehicles came to rest in the parking lot the big rig was attempting to enter.
The deputy sustained serious injuries and was transported to a local area hospital for treatment. The deputy is expected to recover from his injuries.
The Region 1 Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) responded to the location. The cause of the collision is under investigation, it does not appear drugs or alcohol was involved.
The driver of the semi truck was not injured during the collision.
Refer: Deputy Richard Buss/Sergeant Greg Kreps
Station: Rancho Cucamonga Police Department
Major Accident Investigation Team
Phone No. (909) 477-2800
Case No. DR# 1111313712