SAN ANTONIO — A tractor-trailer struck and injured a sheriff’s deputy who was escorting a funeral procession on April 21 in Bexar County, Texas.
The 18-wheeler struck the 57-year-old Bexar County Sheriff’s Deputy at approximately 11:35 a.m. at Somerset and Old Somerset Road in San Antonio while he was guiding a funeral procession, according to KSAT.
The deputy was on his motorcycle going southbound when the northbound 18-wheeler clipped him, according to KENS.
Officials told KSAT that the truck driver saw the deputy’s emergency lights and tried to stop but was unable to because of wet conditions. The trailer slid and struck the deputy, knocking him into a metal guardrail.
The deputy reportedly had a broken leg, a broken ankle, a fractured rib and road rash. He was taken to an area hospital for treatment of his injuries. KSAT said the officer was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.
KENS reports that it’s unclear if the driver of the tractor-trailer will face any charges at this time.
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