Deputy crashes to avoid hitting cyclist

Maybe the Santa Clara CA Sheriff department can take lessons from Baton Rouge: A deputy driving fast and responding to a call for assistance sees a cyclist and swerves off the road to avoid killing him.

The un-named deputy for the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office ran his vehicle through a brick wall — twice. He totaled the vehicle and was hospitalized for “broken bones and other minor injuries” (emphasis mine), according to a Sheriff’s office statement.

Full story (with photos!) here. Props to Biking In LA, who describes this deputy as “my candidate for hero of the month.”

One Comment

  1. Wow, that is impressive. Makes me want to send him flowers and a thank you from cyclists everywhere.

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