SAN ANTONIO – A Bexar County sheriff’s deputy is recovering at an area hospital from multiple injuries he suffered after being struck by an 18-wheeler while escorting a funeral procession.
The incident happened around 11:35 a.m. Thursday at Somerset and Old Somerset Road.
According to officials, the deputy was guiding a funeral procession on a motorcycle when an 18-wheeler noticed the bike’s emergency lights and tried to stop.
Due to the wet conditions, the semi-truck was unable to come to a halt and its rear trailer slid, striking the deputy and knocking him over into a metal guardrail.
The deputy was taken to an area hospital for treatment of his injuries, which included a broken leg, broken ankle, rib fractures and road rash. The deputy was said to be “in good spirits” at the hospital, officials said.
Authorities said the deputy, who is a 33-year veteran and is assigned to the Law Enforcement Bureau, was wearing a helmet at the time of the incident.
We’ll bring more updates as they become available.