An Orange County Sheriff's Department deputy was ejeced from his patrol vehicle and hospitalized Monday morning after he crashed into a light pole in Mission Viejo.
The deputy crashed into the light pole on Marguerite Parkway near Vista Del Lago (map). The solo-vehicle crash occurred at about 3 a.m.
The deputy suffered head injuries, according to the sheriff's department. He was transported to the hospital in critical condition.
His condition was critical, but stable, Monday afternoon.
"He was responsive when I spoke to him," said Capt. Jim Rudy, of the Orange County Sheriff's Department.
Details regarding the crash were not immediately available. The deputy, identified as a 13-year veteran of the department, was southbound on Marguerite Parkway before the collision.
An crash reconstruction team was at the site Monday morning. Marguerite Parkway near Vista Del Lago Park is closed during the investigation.
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