Sheriff's Office Vehicle Involved in Downtown Crash

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- Two cars collided in downtown when a driver pulled out in front of a Rockingham County Sheriff's Office vehicle responding to an emergency, according to a witness.

The crash happened at about 10:30 a.m. in front of the Rockingham County 911 Center.

Witnesses say a station wagon was pulling from East Elizabeth Street onto North Main Street when it was hit by the cruiser, which had its lights on and sirens blaring.

The impact forced the cruiser onto the plaza in front of the 911 center.

The station wagon was sent into a brick wall.

Rescue crews arrived to help pull the female driver out of the silver hatchback and take her to Sentara RMH to be treated.

In the deputy's vehicle, two airbags were deployed.

Police are still investigating the accident.

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