MAHOPAC, N.Y. - An investigator from the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department was struck by a motor vehicle while directing traffic on Route 6 in Mahopac Saturday night (Dec. 14) and sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
Police said that the investigator was hit by an SUV and subsequently transported to Danbury Hospital by the Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department’s ambulance.
The accident, which happened at around 7:38 p.m., took place outside Villa Barone Hilltop Manor while the investigator was directing traffic during an event there. It was investigated by the Carmel Police Department.
As a result of that investigation, the driver of the SUV was issued three summonses: disobeying a lawful order of a police officer; failure to exercise due care when approaching an emergency vehicle; and speeding.
Sheriff Robert Langley thanked the 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.
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