A local sheriff’s deputy who was in the process of getting a disabled vehicle towed in Valencia Wednesday morning was struck and injured by another motorist.
“He’s doing OK,” Shirley Miller, spokeswoman for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, told The Signal shortly after noon.
“He has some minor injuries but he’s fine,” she said.
By mid-afternoon Wednesday, after having received calls asking about injured Deputy Gregory Hutt, Miller posted an update on the sheriff’s Facebook page.
“Thanks for all of your inquiries re: concern about Deputy Hutt,” Miller’s Facebook post reads.
“His SCV Sheriff’s family has been checking in on him at the hospital, and is happy to report that he is doing okay.
“Earlier today, Hutt was involved in a crash. He was in the process of impounding a vehicle on Newhall Ranch Road when another motorist struck his vehicle.”
After the collision, Hutt was placed into an ambulance and taken to the hospital.
Another deputy at the scene said the injured deputy suffered minor injuries but complained of back pain.
Hutt, in the process of getting a disabled vehicle towed from Newhall Ranch Road, was in a white sheriff’s pickup enforcement truck when he was hit by another motorist near Vanderbilt Way, east of Interstate 5.
“He was in process of getting a vehicle towed when he was hit,” Miller said.
Emergency response crews were dispatched to reports of the “deputy involved traffic collision” in Valencia shortly after 11 a.m. Wednesday.
The traffic collision was reported to have occurred on Newhall Ranch Road, just west of Rye Canyon Road.
Paramedics with the Los Angeles County Fire Department arrived at the crash at 11:09 a.m., Fire Department spokeswoman Vanessa Lozano told The Signal.
“This was a deputy-involved collision,” she said, noting he was taken to the hospital at 11:25 a.m.
Deputies investigating the crash were seen talking to a woman believed to be the driver of a Ford F150 pickup truck.