Sheriff: Car slams into patrol car on Hwy 212 injuring deputy - KPTV - FOX 12

Sheriff: Car slams into patrol car on Hwy 212 injuring deputy

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DAMASCUS, OR (KPTV) -

A Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputy suffered a fractured fibula when an 18-year-old driver veered into the wrong lane of Highway 212 and slammed into his patrol car, according to investigators.

The crash happened at 6:50 a.m. Sunday near Southeast Rust Way in Damascus.

Deputies said a Subaru sedan collided with the front driver's side wheel of the sheriff's office patrol car.

The 18-year-old driver told investigators he had stayed awake most of the night prior to the crash.

Deputy Garrett Grimm was taken to the hospital and diagnosed with a hairline fracture to his left fibula. He also suffered cuts to his face.

The driver of the Subaru, who has not been identified, was taken to the hospital as a precaution, but deputies said he did not have any apparent injuries.

Investigators said the driver was not impaired, but it is believed his fatigue likely caused him to leave his lane and crash into the patrol car.

The crash was witnessed by two other deputies who traveled a short distance behind Grimm and rendered care to both drivers until medical personnel arrived.

Oregon State Police responded to investigate the crash and were assisted at the scene by Clackamas County deputies assigned to the Criminal Reconstruction and Forensic Team. There was no word about possible citations in this case.

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