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Suspect takes off after crashing into K-9 unit, injuring pedestrian in south Sacramento

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SACRAMENTO COUNTY - Deputies says the suspect who took off after crashing into a Sacramento County Sheriff's Office K-9 vehicle, which then crashed into a pedestrian on Sunday night, has turned himself in.

The Sacramento County Sheriff's Office said the crash happened at about 10:15 p.m. when the K-9 unit was traveling north on Franklin Boulevard. The deputy was driving through a green light at the Brookfield Drive intersection. 

Deputies said the other vehicle was traveling south on Franklin Boulevard and attempted to turn east on Brookfield Drive against a red light and struck the K-9 vehicle. 

At the time of the crash, a man and his son were standing at the corner. Deputies said the suspect's vehicle forced the K-9 vehicle toward the father and son, striking the son.

The child was conscious and taken to the hospital. Deputies said he is expected to survive. 

The driver, identified as 23-year-old Damarie Daniel, of the vehicle took off running. He turned himself in at the Sacramento County Jail on Monday morning. 

The deputy and K-9 are OK.

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