Deputy Responding To Call Crashes In Ditch

Officials say a Hyde County deputy responding to a burglary alarm was in an accident Sunday.

According to the Highway Patrol, it happened on Highway 264 near the Walter B. Jones bridge in the Ponzer community.

Troopers say the deputy was responding to a call when he went around a curve, lost control of his vehicle and went into a ditch.

It was raining at the time of the accident.

The deputy was not injured. The car was damaged.

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  • by Anonymous on Aug 1, 2011 at 07:12 PM
    It's not that hard to keep a vehicle between the ditches.
  • by Former HCSO on Aug 1, 2011 at 04:32 PM
    The roads are extremely dangerous in Hyde County. Especially that stretch of 264 between the Jones Bridge and Scranton. People run off the road there all the time during bad weather and due to the way water pools on the road in that area. The deputy should have taken better precautions to avoid the wreck but he does not deserve a ticket. At least he was actually going to a call. Once again this is an effort by WITN to slam law enforcement. You don't hear about it when an average citizen runs off the road and is not injured. Who cares?!?! It's just a car. When you patrol the roads as much as LEOs do, you're bound to get in a wreck. The odds are against you. They just had a roll over car crash in Hyde yesterday...didn't hear anything about that did you??
  • by LEO on Aug 1, 2011 at 04:25 PM
    To Michelle and taxpayer: Let's say you are involved in an accident having the same circumstances. You are fortunate enough not to be injured, but your vehicle is damaged. You are charged with exceeding a safe speed for conditions. Where were you going? The supermarket? To get your hair done? Oh wait, let's think of a big emergency you might have. You have to use the potty really really bad so you were speeding. This officer was in the line of duty (protecting life and property in a specified geographical area) and he received a call to respond to a burglar alarm. He risked his life by responding to that call because THAT'S HIS JOB. You ask "Why is it safe for the po-po to drive fast, but it's unsafe for us?" ANSWER: IT'S NOT. We risk our lives by responding to YOUR emergency as quickly as possible. Perhaps next time (when you're in trouble, God forbid) he'll take his precious time and get there safely. Then you'll complain that it took too long. Geez...
  • by TO taxpayer on Aug 1, 2011 at 03:28 PM
    actually he probably will. How about praise this officer for trying to protect someone's propety.
  • by Taxpayer Location: Anywhere on Aug 1, 2011 at 02:00 PM
    Lets see if he gets a ticket!
  • by ??? on Aug 1, 2011 at 12:38 PM
    This is news because....?
  • by me on Aug 1, 2011 at 10:39 AM
    who was the deputy
  • by Michelle Location: Washington on Aug 1, 2011 at 09:24 AM
    and what will he be charged with? Because you know any other person would be charged.

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