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.
Didn’t get the tag number? He was right behind him !!!
The lack of any respect for the Law is what is so disturbing. Hope Deputy is ok
Prayers for Deputy wood.
Old Hammock says
Wishing him a speedy recovery and let’s get this scumbag behind bars where he belongs.
Speedy recovery… hope you will do well and get back to duty soon…
Best wishes to you and family.
Glad Deputy Wood is ok! Please get well soon!
Born and Raised Here says
A tag number is a lot better than a injury, It’s not worth it.
Wishful Thinking says
Best wishes to get back all well soon, and thank you for your devoted service to Flagler county
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.
I guess we need to equip motorcycles whit “dash cams” also
Florida Voter says
Check Deputy Wood’s body cam for the tag number … oh, that requires a body cam.
Thank you for your service Deputy Wood.
FCSO needs to implement driver training…far too often we are reading about officers and vehicle mishaps.