Sheriff's deputy strikes pedestrian with patrol car

(FOX 11)

A woman is in critical condition after she was struck Monday evening by a deputy's patrol vehicle in Lynwood, officials said. 

Emergency crews responded to the area of Burton Avenue and Long Beach Boulevard around 6:30 p.m. following the collision. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says the deputy was responding to a call for service when a pedestrian was hit. 

The pedestrian was taken to a local hospital where she remains in critical condition, authorities said.

Officials say the deputy was treated and released. 

The immediate area was closed off for the investigation all night before reopening Tuesday morning. 

(FOX 11)

No further details were immediately released.