Inmate injured when work truck hits light pole at Camp SLO

tstrickland@thetribunenews.comMay 17, 2013 

Camp San Luis Obispo

JOE JOHNSTON — jjohnston@thetribunenews.com

UPDATE 5:16 p.m. The CMC inmate who was injured in a collision Friday received minor injuries, CHP spokesman J.W. Townsend said.

The inmate, whose name wasn’t disclosed, was the front-seat passenger in a work truck headed for Camp San Luis Obispo. An inmate in the back seat and the driver of the pickup truck weren't injured, Townsend said.

The injured inmate was taken back to the prison’s infirmary to get checked out, he added.

The CHP is currently evaluating whether to cite the driver and the injured inmate for not wearing seatbelts, Townsend said.

Original story: An inmate from the California Men's Colony was injured Friday after the work truck he was riding in collided with a light pole at the Camp San Luis Obispo parking lot on the northwest end of town, CHP spokesman J.W. Townsend said.

The report came in just before 11 a.m. on Sonoma Avenue, near Highway 1. Medics from the prison were dispatched.

CMC inmates are often used in cleanup crews at the National Guard camp under the supervision of a guard, Townsend said.

No other details were immediately available.

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