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Monroe County Deputies Escape Serious Injury After Being Struck By Vehicle While Working Accident

MONROE COUNTY - ( April 2, 2022) - Saturday morning two deputies escaped injury whil working a traffic accident.

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Deputies Blake and Chitwood were working a vehicle crash just after 8 a.m. at State Road 48 and Oard Road.

While attempting to get the vehicles out of the roadway, one of the drivers involved inadvertently put their vehicle in reverse instead of drive and ran into both deputies.

They were able to jump out of the way just before being pinned between vehicles.

Both deputies received minor injuries and were treated and released from the hospital. Both were wearing their reflective vests at the time of the incident.


One of the squad cars was damaged as a result.

" We are grateful they were not seriously injured," said Sheriff Brad Swain.

The Monroe County Sheriff's Department, Monroe Fire Protection District and IU Lifeline Bloomington Ambulance responded to the incident.

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