An Orange County sheriff's deputy and a 60-year-old man suffered minor injuries today in a crash during an apparent pursuit in Laguna Hills.
The crash on Alicia Parkway near Hon Avenue occurred just before noon, near the southbound Santa Ana (5) Freeway off-ramp, Orange County sheriff's Lt. Joe Balicki said.
"One of our units was involved in a (collision). It may or may not be because of a pursuit," Balicki said.
According to the Orange County Register, the patrol car was from Lake Forest.
The driver of the other vehicle involved in the crash did not appear to have been involved in the pursuit, Balicki said, adding that a suspect was in custody.
The deputy suffered a wrist injury and was taken to a hospital, Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Jon Muir said. The 60-year-old man in the other car involved in the crash -- a Volkswagen Jetta -- suffered shoulder and neck injuries and was taken to Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo, Muir said.
Both men were in good condition, Muir added.
The Jetta's engine block was thrown about 40 feet in the crash, Muir said.
- City News Service