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O.C. deputy crashes motorcycle into car stopped at red light

August 30, 2011 |  3:18 pm

Site of deputy's accident An Orange County sheriff's deputy on a motorcycle rear-ended a car stopped at a red light Tuesday in Mission Viejo, in a crash that sent him to the hospital with minor injuries, authorities said.

The deputy was on duty, driving south on Marguerite Parkway just after 8:30 a.m. when he swerved to avoid a Toyota Camry stopped in front of a stoplight in the same lane, said CHP Officer Chris Goodwin.

He struck the left rear of the car and was ejected from his motorcycle near Avery Parkway.

The Camry driver was uninjured, Goodwin said.

The deputy was taken to Mission Hospital with minor injuries to the lower left leg, sheriff's officials said.

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