Putnam County Sheriff’s Investigator Struck By SUV While Directing Traffic in Mahopac
A Putnam County Sheriff's Investigator suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries after he was struck by an SUV while directing traffic on Saturday.
On Saturday, December 14, 2019, at approximately 7:38 p.m., an Investigator from the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department was struck by a motor vehicle while directing traffic on Route 6 in Mahopac.
The investigator sustained injuries as a result of being struck by the SUV. Due to the injuries and the mechanism of injury, the Investigator was transported to Danbury Hospital by the Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department’s Ambulance.
At the hospital, it was determined that the Investigator sustained serious, but non-life threatening injuries. The accident was investigated by the Town of Carmel Police Department.
As a result of that investigation, the driver of the SUV was issued three summons for Disobeying a Lawful Order of a Police Officer, Failure to Exercise Due Care When Approaching an Emergency Vehicle and Speeding.
Sheriff Langley would like to thank the Town of Carmel Police Department, the Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department and the staff at the Danbury Hospital along with the members of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department for their professionalism in the handling of this incident.