#UPDATE (1:00 p.m., June 3, 2020) – The RCSO’S says that Deputy Troy Moses was the officer injured in Tuesday’s crash on Broad Street.
Deputy Moses was transported to Augusta University Hospital where he was admitted and is currently recovering.
The driver of the other vehicle was also taken to the hospital for treatment. The accident is under investigation by The Georgia State Patrol.
Deputy Moses is also a candidate for Richmond County Marshal.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – Two people were injured Tuesday, including a Richmond County Deputy, after a crash on Broad Street.
Around 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, a Richmond County Deputy was driving eastbound on Broad Street to help another officer when a Lexus sedan made a left hand turn to go south on 6th Street in front of the deputy.
The deputy attempted to veer when the vehicles collided, causing the patrol car to hit a light pole.
Both the deputy and the driver of the Lexus were taken to the hospital. The Georgia State Patrol is responding to the scene for further investigation.
This is the second deputy-involved car crash in two days.
Yesterday, Richmond County Deputy Stephen Harden had a collision with another vehicle during a high-speed pursuit along Gordon Highway. The deputy attempted to make a left onto Sibley Road while the light at that intersection was solid yellow. As the deputy activated his light, he was struck by another driver.
Deputy Harden was reported as having no injuries, but he will be held at fault in the accident for failure to yield.