(Cocoa, FL)—Traffic officers are investigating a single vehicle crash involving a motor deputy from the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO). At approximately 2:15 p.m. Thursday patrol officers and fire rescue personnel responded to the eastbound lanes of SR 528 just east of the Industry Road/SR524 exit for a reported motorcycle crash. When officers arrived they located a BCSO motor deputy in the median with injuries. The deputy was conscious, alert and able to speak. He was airlifted to the trauma hospital as a precaution. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening. SR 528 was shut down in both directions while emergency crews worked the incident. As of this writing, SR 528 eastbound lanes remain closed at Industry Road.
According to multiple witnesses the motor deputy had activated his lights and was attempting to stop a vehicle. The witnesses described the motorcycle as “wobbling” several times before it hit a dead animal in the roadway causing the deputy to lose control. The deputy ejected from the motorcycle and landed in the median. CPD traffic officers responded to document the crash scene, interview witnesses and take appropriate measurements.
Please contact the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office for information regarding the motor deputy.