Sheriff’s deputy hits another car while chasing a speeding motorcyclist
Monday, May 23, 2011
No one was reported injured Sunday night after a Clark County sheriff’s deputy crashed his patrol car into another car in Orchards while pursing a speeding motorcyclist.
Shortly after 10 p.m. Sunday, Deputy Glen Smyth was driving on Northeast Fourth Plain Road when he saw a motorcyclist speeding, said sheriffs’ Sgt. Alex Schoening.
Smyth turned around to pursue the rider and turned on his overhead flashers and siren, Schoening said.
At Fourth Plain and Gher Road, the deputy entered the intersection against a red light and hit a car, Schoening said.
The driver of the car the deputy hit, after exchanging information, drove it away. The deputy’s car was towed.
Meanwhile, the motorcycle rider escaped and Smyth is back on road patrol duty, Schoening said.