August 12, 2011- Friday evening at 6 PM a Woodlake police officer, who was on his way to assist another officer, was injured when he crashed into the side of a downtown building in Woodlake about 15 minutes from Visalia.
The police car was heading to the 400 block of East Lakeview Avenue in response to a call from another officer requesting assistance in dealing with a combative civilian.
The vehicle headed south on North Valencia Blvd. with its lights and sirens on, and attempted to turn left onto East Lakeview Ave, but turned too wide and ran up the curb into a downtown business, Aaron’s Salon.
It is reported that speed was a factor in the accident. The officer’s name has not been disclosed at this time. But it has been disclosed that he is a three year member of the police department.
The officer involved in the crash was taken by ambulance to Kaweah Delta Medical Center in Visalia.
If assistance from a personal injury lawyer is needed, please call Attorney John Rozier. I am located on Caldwell Avenue, in Visalia. 559-713-0159