Two people were injured in a Monday morning crash after a car pulled out in front of a Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office deputy who was rushing to the scene of another accident, according to police.
Bend Police officers were called to an injury crash just after 8 a.m. at Butler Market Road and Daniel Road.
Police say DCSO Deputy Kiersten Ochsner was traveling east on Butler Market Road with her lights and siren on, en route to a roll over crash on Highway 20 East when a 2016 Subaru Forester driven by a 35-year-old Bend woman pulled out in front of her.
The Subaru was trying to turn west onto Butler Market Road from Daniel Road, police said. Witnesses at the scene said the driver of the Subaru didn’t make a complete stop at the stop sign at Daniel Road before turning onto Butler Market Road. Immediately after the collision, Deputy Ochsner exited her patrol car to help the woman until medics arrived.
Bend Fire and Rescue arrived on scene and took both Deputy Ochsner and the woman to St. Charles in Bend with non-life threatening injuries.
Both of the vehicles were towed from the area. This case is still under investigation. No citations have been issued.
Oregon State Police responded to the initial crash Deputy Ochsner was en route to at Highway 20 East at milepost 35. At least one person was air lifted to St. Charles in Bend.