Tuesday , 25 October 2016

Sheriff’s Deputy Injured Following Suspected DUI Traffic Collision

VICTORVILLE-(VVNG.com): A San Bernardino County Deputy was injured in an early morning traffic collision on July 5th in the city of Victorville.

According to authorities, at approximately 1:00 A.M., a deputy in a marked patrol unit was traveling south on 7th Street. As he entered the intersection of Lorene Drive on a green light, the deputy was struck by a Chevy Silverado pick-up truck that ran a red light crossing the path of the unit.

The deputy did not have time to avoid the collision and broadsided the pick-up truck, stated authorities.

The driver or the Silverado, 26-year-old, Robert Burgum, of Victorville, was transported to the hospital with a scalp laceration and was treated and released. The deputy was transported to the hospital with moderate injuries and was also treated and released.

Per court records, it appears that Burgum has a 2011 DUI conviction, where following a plea bargain he received 3 years probation.

The investigation is ongoing, however alcohol is believed to be a factor in the collision. Anyone with any further information about this collision is urged to call Detective James Snow at 909-388-4898 or if wishing to remain anonymous, 1(800) 78-crime at www.wetip.com.

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