A Jefferson County police officer was seriously injured during a car accident in Barnhart, Missouri. On Saturday, the 37-year-old Sheriff’s Deputy was responding to an emergency when he was struck by another vehicle. According to police reports, around 5:30 p.m., the officer was traveling with his lights on when the side of his vehicle was struck by a 25-year-old driver at the intersection of Highway M and Catlin. The officer’s vehicle was pushed into a ditch, and he sustained a serious head injury. The Sheriff’s Deputy was airlifted to a local hospital where his condition went from critical to fair. The driver of the other vehicle was injured as well as a female passenger. The accident is still under investigation by the Missouri Highway Patrol.
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