PORTER COUNTY, Ind. (STMW) – A Porter County, Ind., Sheriff’s deputy was injured in a Tuesday evening crash when the police car he was driving collided with a pick-up truck.

Porter County Sheriff’s Deputy Paul Arnold was responding to a personal injury crash at State Road 130 and 250 West about 4:45 p.m. when he collided with a pickup truck on State Road 149 near 550 North, according to a release from Indiana State Police.

Arnold, 29, was driving a fully marked 2009 Ford Crown Victoria police car south with emergency lights and sirens activated when a southbound 1997 GMC pick-up truck made a left turn in front of the police car, the release said.

The front passenger’s side of the police car hit the front of the pick-up truck, causing the police car to leave the road, go up an embankment and come to rest in a field, the release said.

Arnold, a two-year veteran of the department, was taken to Porter Hospital in Valparaiso, with a pain to his head, neck and back, the release said.

The driver of the pick-up, 53-year-old James E. Marshall, of Valparaiso, Ind., said he did not see the emergency lights or hear the sirens, the release said. However, witnesses said the car had its lights and sirens activated.

Marshall was not injured.

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