Montcalm County Sheriff’s Deputies injured in car-deer accident (GALLERY)


By Daily News • Last Updated 9:49 am on Monday, March 12, 2012

Two Montcalm County Sheriff's deputies were injured in a car-deer accident early Sunday morning.

EVERGREEN TOWNSHIP — Two Montcalm County Sheriff’s Deputies were injured early Sunday morning after their police cruiser struck a deer crossing M-66.

Deputies Clayton Thomas and Charles Mahar were traveling northbound on M-66 around 5 a.m. when several deer crossed the roadway near Holland Lake Road.

The deputies were unable to avoid the deer and struck them head on with their fully marked Crown Victoria patrol unit.

When the airbags in the patrol unit deployed the bags sent the in-car computer and radio equipment directly into the deputies, injuring them both.

Deputy Thomas was taken by Montcalm County Emergency Services to Sheridan Community Hospital where he was treated with a leg injury.

Deputy Mahar sustained a hand injury and was treated at the scene by Montcalm County Paramedics.

Deputy Thomas has been released from the hospital and is expected to fully recover.

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