Orange County deputy suffers broken arm and leg, head injury in crash

Crash investigated at Apopka Vineland and Conroy Windermere roads

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – An Orange County sheriff's deputy was struck by a vehicle and seriously injured Thursday morning near Windermere, officials said.

The crash happened around 4:30 a.m. near South Apopka Vineland and Conroy Windermere roads, east of Windermere.

The Florida Highway Patrol said one Orange County deputy cleared a sign from the road after responding to a reported crash when a second deputy arrived and got out of his patrol car.

Troopers said the second deputy was struck by a 2007 Ford Focus.

The deputy suffered a broken arm, a broken leg and a head injury, Orange County Sheriff John Mina said.

Sheriff's officials said the deputy, a 29-year-old Orlando man whose name has not been released, was taken to a hospital and will undergo surgery but is expected to recover.

"Please send healing thoughts to our deputy," the Sheriff's Office tweeted.

The driver, a 30-year-old Orlando woman, was uninjured and remained at the scene. She cooperated with authorities and submitted a voluntary blood draw, although troopers noticed no sign of impairment, officials said.

Charges are pending against the driver, the FHP said.

The intersection reopened just before 9 a.m. Thursday.

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