Man Involved in Car Wreck with Sheriff’s Deputy Pulls Deputy to Safety
EASTMAN, Ga. -- A young motorist involved in a car wreck with a sheriff's deputy from Bleckley County sprung into action in the after the crash and heroically freed the injured deputy from the wreckage. According to 13WMAZ, the sheriff’s deputy suffered a broken leg and severe lacerations in the crash that needed staples to close. The man who freed the peace officer only sustained a few bumps and scratches in the wreck that happened on Cochran Highway at the interchange with Old Dodge High Road and Log Cabin Drive in Eastman. There was no information whether the driver who freed the officer but caused the crash would face any charges. *
The sheriff’s deputy who was injured in the violent crash said that the other motorist involved acted like a trained first responder would act. The sports utility vehicle driven by the deputy and the pickup driven by the other man collided when the pickup driver made a left turn in of the oncoming deputy. The man told the deputy he never saw the officer coming, and the deputy confirmed that might be true because the deputy remembers the man starting to turn without looking toward the deputy’s direction. The deputy said he thought the man driving the pickup was going to get in the left-turn lane and yield to the approaching officer. The deputy realized that the man was not going to stop and slammed on his brakes but could not avoid a collision. Both cars came to rest off the side of the road and in the ditch.
The pickup truck driver got out of his car and took a second to regain his senses. Once he did, he heard the deputy calling for help. The pickup driver ran to aid the officer but could not open the cruiser’s doors. The man went back to his truck and took out a cooler filled with water bottles. The industrious young man threw the cooler at the cruiser’s windshield until it broke and he was able to help the injured deputy to safety.
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