August 23, 2011- A crash involving a Tulare County Sheriff’s deputy from the Porterville substation happened on Tuesday. Deputy Oladapo Popoola, was returning from a call in the Porterville area when he crashed, and his 2004 Ford sheriff’s vehicle rolled onto its top.
The accident occurred at 10:30 AM, on Chimney Road, just south of Reservation Drive, before the Tule River Indian Reservation and east of McCarthy Ranch.
The CHP have reported that the deputy was driving west on Reservation Rd at 35-40 mph, when his vehicle drifted off the pavement onto the dirt shoulder. He over-corrected and struck a dirt embankment, and the car flipped over.
Popoola was taken to Sierra View District Hospital to be treated for minor injuries.
Police have reported that alcohol was not a factor in the accident.
Please call Attorney John Rozier at 559-713-0159, if you need a lawyer. We are a law firm located in Visalia, 30 minutes from Porterville.