Trousdale County deputy hit by passing truck while assisting with separate incident

Deputy Clint Friar.jpg
Posted at 1:27 PM, May 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-29 15:16:47-04

HARTSVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A passing truck struck a Trousdale County Sheriff's deputy while he was assisting someone else yesterday evening.

While patrolling McMurry Blvd. in Hartsville, Deputy Clint Friar saw a vehicle stopped on the side of the road with its flashers on. He stopped to investigate, where he learned that the driver of the car stopped due to a dog being ran over.

While Friar worked to clear the roadway, a pickup truck traveling west struck him as it passed. This knocked Friar several yards off the road.

Friar received non-life threatening injuries. Trousdale County Emergency Services transported him to Skyline Medical Center. The driver of the vehicle was not injured.

Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

This story will be updated as new details are released.