Jefferson County (WVLT) - A sheriff's deputy is in the hospital with some broken bones after being hit by a car.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol says Sheriff's Deputy Ben Hammer responded to the scene of a broken down tractor trailer last night on U.S. Highway 411.
"While the officer was directing traffic around this broken down vehicle, that's when he was struck," says Lt. Jerry Higgs with the Tennessee Highway Patrol.
Higgs says the driver of the car that hit deputy Hammer, Troy Turner, was on his way to work.
"In the driver's statement, (Turner) said he did not see the officer," says Lt. Higgs.
Deputy hammer was airlifted to U.T. Medical Center.
He has some broken bones and is listed in stable condition.
Officers have not yet determined if there will be any charges.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to email@example.com. Please provide detailed information.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.