Saturday, March 21, 2009

Be careful

Our thoughts and prayers are with the deputy.

Please be careful out there.

Deputy flown to hospital after wreck

A Comal County sheriff’s deputy and another woman were flown to the hospital Friday evening after a traffic accident.

A 47-year-old woman driving a Toyota Tundra collided into the side of the 32-year-old deputy’s vehicle near the 3000 block of Farm-to-Market 2673, Emergency Services District No. 3 spokesman Captain Jeff Schultz said.

Both women were transported by Air Life to University Hospital in San Antonio with non-lifethreatening injuries, Schultz said.

The names of the two victims were not released Friday night, pending notice of the family members, Comal County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Lt. Mark Reynolds said.

ESD No. 3 and Texas Department of Public Safety responded to the scene at 5:07 p.m., and Schultz said they had it cleared by 5:54.

Nearby residents, however, said police were on the scene late into the night.

The deputy had been working at the sheriff’s office for almost three years, and had been a deputy for almost one year, Reynolds said. She was on-duty at the time of the wreck.

As of Friday night, she remained at University Hospital in an undisclosed state.