On Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at approximately 9:00 a.m. near the 5300 block of Fair Oaks Boulevard in Carmichael, a deputy with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office was responding to a call. While maneuvering in reverse to orient the patrol vehicle on the roadway to get to the call, the deputy unknowingly backed into an adult on a bicycle who was riding in the roadway, then drove over a rolled curb pushing the cyclist across the sidewalk and into some bushes. The patrol vehicle stopped up against a fixed curb fashioned into a planter box at the far edge of the sidewalk. The deputy continued to the initial call without stopping until a few minutes later, when a passerby called the communications center and reported they witnessed a pedestrian being hit by a marked sheriff’s SUV. The pedestrian was transported to the hospital and treated for injuries and at last report was in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries. The deputy was not injured and the SUV showed minor damage.
We will not be releasing any individual’s name, identifying information or any further details in the near-term of the investigation. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. In addition, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office Internal Affairs Division will investigate the incident. The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the members of the public that stopped and rendered aid at the crash scene.
Sergeant Rod Grassmann