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

  • fenriq
    March 17, 2010 - 11:58 am | Permalink

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

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