Child on ATV Collides with Sheriff’s Deputy on Hwy 69 in Jasper, Alabama
JASPER, AL. – According to a news story reported online at wbrc.com, a child riding on an ATV somehow collided with a sheriff deputy on Alabama Highway 69 in Jasper, Alabama. The circumstances of the collision are not clear at this time, and the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency will be managing the investigation.*
The accident happened late at night on the southbound side of the highway. Authorities and WBRC report that shortly before 11 p.m., a 14-year-old child was riding on an ATV near Highway 69 and Old Tuscaloosa Road and ended up in a collision with a Walker County Sheriff’s deputy.
It is not clear whether the deputy was driving a patrol vehicle at the time. The events leading to the crash have not been reported, and the nature of the collision was not described.
WBRC reports that the child was injured and taken to Children’s Hospital for emergency care. His injuries are said to be serious. In addition, WBRC states that the deputy was injured and taken to Walker Baptist Medical Center. The seriousness of his injuries was not reported. Neither the child nor the deputy was identified in the report.
Following the accident, the Walker County Sheriff released a statement saying that the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency would be handling the investigation of the accident. The statement, posted to social media, described the incident as a “tragic accident.”
“Now is not the time to place blame,” the statement said. “Not on the deputy, not on the young boy, and most definitely not on his parents. Instead of wasting our breath condemning and judging, we all need to use it to cry out for God to place His hand on this young boy and return him to his family. To bring peace and calm to a deputy who is absolutely broken.”
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