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An on-duty Los Angeles County sheriff's sergeant was critically injured on Thursday when the SUV he was driving collided with a Ford Focus in East Los Angeles.

The crash happened about 1:25 p.m. at City Terrace Drive and Rogers Street, according to the sheriff's department.

The sergeant, a 16-year department veteran now assigned to the Transit Services Bureau, was riding with his canine partner Folty.

He was taken to a hospital for evaluation and treatment while Folty was taken to a veterinary hospital as a precaution, according to the sheriff's department.

The sergeant was in critical condition, Deputy Juanita Navarro-Suarez of the Sheriff's Information Bureau told reporters at the scene.

The Ford driver was not injured.