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Turlock Police officer injured in collision

A Turlock Police officer was injured Sunday night when his patrol vehicle was broadsided by a sports utility vehicle.

The police officer, who has not been named, and the driver of the SUV were both transported by ambulance to area hospitals with minor injuries, said California Highway Patrol spokesman Officer Tom Olsen.

The collision happened at 8:49 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of Hawkeye Avenue and Geer Road.

The police officer was in a 2018 Ford SUV patrol vehicle was eastbound on Hawkeye and awaiting to turn southbound on Geer.

The other driver, identified as David Sloan, 31, of Turlock was in a 2017 GMC pickup that was headed southbound on Geer Road, approaching Hawkeye Avenue and the police unit.

“Our investigation to date shows Mr. Sloan failed to yield at the red light, entered the intersection and broadsided the officer’s SUV,” Olsen said.

The intersection is controlled by traffic signals in all directions of travel.

The investigation is still in the preliminary stages and is ongoing.