A driver traveling through the intersection of Mitchell Road and Whitmore Avenue was taken by ambulance for a complaint of pain after he was broadsided on Monday evening, Sept. 28 by a Merced County Sheriff's deputy who had activated lights and sirens en route to an emergency.
The deputy and his canine were not hurt in the crash.
The 8:41 p.m. crash occurred when the deputy - whose name was not released - was southbound on Mitchell Road. It's unknown if the driver, who had a green light, of an eastbound vehicle heard the siren.
Ceres Police Department spokesman Sgt. James Yandell said the canine unit vehicle sustained "fairly major front-end damage and had to be towed."