Shelby County deputy hits man in Calera


CALERA, Ala. (WIAT) — There were no serious injuries to a man who was hit by a car driven by a Shelby County Sheriff’s deputy. It happened early this morning near the Waterford neighborhood on highway 70 in Calera.

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office reports that the deputy was on routine patrol at the time. They say it was extremely dark and raining at the time, and it happened on an un-lit stretch of the road.

“The victim was treated on the scene and then transported to a local hospital. I understand that the injuries are not life-threatening, but beyond that I can’t say anything else about his injuries. Obviously the Sheriff’s thoughts are with his family as well as the deputy supervisor who went through a traumatic experience with that,” said Major Ken Burchfield of the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.

The deputy involved was tested for alcohol, but the test came back clean. He will also be tested for drug use, as part of procedure.

State law enforcement is investigating the accident.

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