Sheriff’s vehicle hit while responding to call in Thousand Palms

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THOUSAND PALMS (CNS) – A Riverside County Sheriff’s vehicle was involved in a collision while responding to a call in Thousand Palms today, the California Highway Patrol reported.

The deputy was traveling north on Monterey Avenue through the intersection when a Chevrolet Cobalt driving westbound on Varner Road hit the sheriff’s vehicle, according to CHP Officer Jacquelene Quintero.

CHP logs show the accident was reported at 10:51 a.m., and the intersection of Varner Road and Monterey Avenue was shut down minutes later.

There was no immediate word on any injuries.