Orange County Deputy Suffers Broken Arm and Leg, Head Injury After Being Hit By Car

Monday, September 9, 2019


An Orange County sheriff's deputy was struck by a vehicle and seriously injured Thursday morning near Windermere, law enforcement officials said.

The crash happened around 4:30 a.m. near South Apopka Vineland and Conroy Windermere roads, east of Windermere.

The Florida Highway Patrol reported that an Orange County deputy was removing a sign from the road after responding to a reported crash when a second deputy arrived and got out of his patrol car.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol the second deputy was then struck by a 2007 Ford Focus.

The deputy suffered a broken arm, a broken leg and a head injury, Orange County Sheriff John Mina said.

Sheriff's officials said the deputy, a 29-year-old Orlando man whose name has not been released, was taken to a hospital where he underwent surgery.

The driver, who was a 30-year-old Orlando woman, was uninjured and remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities. The woman submitted a voluntary blood draw, although troopers did not believe the woman to be impaired, officials said, and charges are pending against the driver, the FHP said. 

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