The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office said that a deputy is now in stable condition after being hit by a vehicle Saturday night.
Angela Winfrey was assisting a stranded motorist at Austin Peay and Old Brownsville Road, when she was struck by a passing vehicle, according to SCSO spokesperson Earle Farrell.
SCSO said Winfrey’s flashlight was pointed in the opposite direction of the oncoming car and that the driver stayed at the scene. There was no reported alcohol or drugs.
Winfrey was rushed to Methodist North and then airlifted to Regional One. She has an injured leg and is with family and friends, Farrell said. Winfrey’s served with the department for 17 years.
No charges will be filed.
The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Posted the following official notice on their Facebook page:
Last night at about 3:00am, One of our deputies was assisting a stranded motorist on Highway 14 near Egypt Central. While assisting that motorist our deputy was struck by a passing vehicle.
Our deputy was flown to the hospital and is being treated for multiple injuries. As of now all appears well but she will have a long road to full recovery.
This morning we are asking for any prayers, well wishes, and/or positive thoughts that you can send our deputies way.