Deputy struck, injured during traffic stop on I-40 near Garth Brooks in Yukon

Posted on Saturday, January 6th, 2024 at 4:37 am    

YUKON, OK – A police deputy sustained injuries Friday when a vehicle hit him during a traffic stop along the interstate in west-central Canadian County.

According to KOCO News 5, the incident happened in the morning along I-40 near Garth Brooks Boulevard, which is just north of INTEGRIS Health Canadian Valley Hospital.

The investigation indicates that a vehicle struck both the police officer and his police unit while the deputy stood near the passenger side of a black Dodge Charger. The officer had stopped the Dodge for having improper tags.

Both the deputy and the driver of the Dodge went to the hospital with unspecified injuries.

Authorities believe that fatigue may have been a primary factor in the accident. The driver of the vehicle that struck the police officer did stop to render aid and speak with police.

The investigation is ongoing.

This information is presented as a way to help keep our community safer and is not meant to be taken as legal advice. However, the Oklahoma car accident attorneys at the Abel Law Firm have helped clients secure financial compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident involving another vehicle, contact us today for a free consultation.

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