Motorcycle deputy injured in crash involving semi-truck in Valencia

A Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department motorcycle deputy was injured in a crash Wednesday morning involving a semi-trailer truck in the Valencia neighborhood of Santa Clarita.

The crash was reported around 7:20 a.m. near the intersection of McBean Parkway and Creekside Road, according to the sheriff's department.

"Apparently, there's a semi truck, 18-wheeler, did a left-hand turn right in front and failed to yield for the oncoming traffic, the motorcycle, and it was a head-on collision,'' Sheriff Alex Villanueva said.

The motorcycle deputy, assigned to the sheriff's Santa Clarita Valley Station, was taken to a hospital in serious condition. He was on duty at the time of the crash, the sheriff's department reported.

 Villanueva identified the deputy as Chad Perrigo.

"It's going to be a long road to recovery,'' the sheriff said. "Our thoughts and prayers to him and his family. ... It's again illustrative of the dangers of this job.''

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