An Effingham County Deputy’s patrol car was struck by another vehicle Tuesday morning. The accident occurred at 8:55am in the intersection of Temple Avenue and Maple Street in Effingham.
According to the accident report, deputy David Kinkelaar was stopped in traffic at the interstate when a vehicle driven by 20-year-old Effingham resident Ashley Gutierrez ran into the back of Kinkelaar’s squad car.
Deputy Kinkelaar did not receive treatment at the scene, but complained of head and neck pain. The injuries are not believed to be serious. Gutierrez was cited for Operating an uninsured motor vehicle.