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Flagler Sheriff’s Deputy Bret Wood Injured in Crash Caused By Fleeing Hit and Run Suspect

| November 22, 2017

Flagler County Sheriff’s Deputy Wood’s motorcycle after the crash this afternoon. (FCSO)

Flagler County Sheriff’s Deputy Wood’s motorcycle after the crash this afternoon. (FCSO)

A Flagler County Sheriff’s deputy was injured today when his motorcycle crashed while attempting to apprehend a fleeing driver from a previous crash. The fleeing driver got away in what amounted to two successive hit and run incidents.


Deputy Bret Wood, a deputy on a motorcycle unit, responded to the scene of a crash at State Road 100 and Interstate 95. The scene had resulted in a reported disturbance. As the deputy was speaking with one of the parties involved, a car was leaving the scene. The other party told the deputy that was the vehicle that had struck him.

Wood then attempted a traffic stop on the vehicle, an older model white Buick Rendezvous with a South Carolina license plate, as it entered the on-ramp for I-95 South. “As deputy Wood told me at the scene, kI lit him up,’ or he turned on all his lights.l

The vehicle stopped abruptly, causing Wood, a veteran with the force, to take evasive action and lose control of his motorcycle, striking the pavement. The vehicle then fled the scene. Deputy Wood suffered non-life threatening injuries to his chin, chest and arms.

Sheriff Rick Staly arrived at the crash scene to check on Wood as he was being placed in the ambulance to be transported to Florida Hospital Flagler.

Staly said Wood was bleeding “pretty significantly” at the scene, and was thought to require stitches. “Fortunately he was wearing his helmet properly, the hit he took on his head cracked the inside of his helmet.” He said it could have been a lot worse.

Wood is expected to make a full recovery.

As for the fleeing vehicle, the Sheriff said deputies have some leads, but no tag number.

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13 Responses for “Flagler Sheriff’s Deputy Bret Wood Injured in Crash Caused By Fleeing Hit and Run Suspect”

  1. Shark says:

    Didn’t get the tag number? He was right behind him !!!

  2. Really says:

    The lack of any respect for the Law is what is so disturbing. Hope Deputy is ok

  3. Jenn says:

    Prayers for Deputy wood.

  4. Old Hammock says:

    Wishing him a speedy recovery and let’s get this scumbag behind bars where he belongs.

  5. girl says:

    Speedy recovery… hope you will do well and get back to duty soon…
    Best wishes to you and family.

  6. BlueJammer says:

    Glad Deputy Wood is ok! Please get well soon!

  7. Born and Raised Here says:

    A tag number is a lot better than a injury, It’s not worth it.

  8. Wishful Thinking says:

    Best wishes to get back all well soon, and thank you for your devoted service to Flagler county

  9. Bc. says:

    Thank you deputy for you service you put your life on the line every day you go to work god bless you every day you are out there protecting the public hope you get well soon.

  10. Anonymous says:

    I guess we need to equip motorcycles whit “dash cams” also

  11. Florida Voter says:

    Check Deputy Wood’s body cam for the tag number … oh, that requires a body cam.

  12. Concerned says:

    Thank you for your service Deputy Wood.

  13. Anonymous says:

    FCSO needs to implement driver training…far too often we are reading about officers and vehicle mishaps.

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