January 14, 2011 – A deputy with the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department is recovering after a serious car accident on Tuesday night. According to a report at the Charleston Post and Courier, the deputy crashed his car shortly before 7 p.m. on Tuesday evening.
Police believe the deputy had a medical emergency in the moments before the accident, which caused him to lose control of his pickup truck. The deputy was driving southbound on U.S. Highway 17A when he lost control near Airport Road. The pickup truck drove off the road before crashing head-on into a tree. The Sheriff’s department has named the deputy, but his age was not released.
Authorities have also not released any information on what type of medical emergency the deputy suffered. The victim was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was treated and released for non-life-threatening personal injuries.
Deputies are still investigating this crash. It does not appear that the deputy was on duty when the accident occurred. No other vehicles were involved and no additional injuries were reported.