Logan County Sherriff’s Office K-9 dog, driver injured in wreck

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Published: Oct. 11, 2022 at 11:51 AM CDT
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LOGAN COUNTY, Ky. (WBKO) - A driver has been airlifted for serious injuries after a vehicle hit a deputy K-9 cruiser at the scene of an accident off of Stevenson Mill Road and the bypass.

Logan County Sheriff’s Office said the K-9 Vahur, who was in the vehicle during the accident, was cleared by his vet with no injuries. He will now take some time to rest and heal from the experience.

Police said K-9 Deputy Jason Brent was out of the vehicle picking up debris from an accident when a driver hit his cruiser from behind at full speed.

Police said the cruiser was knocked over 1,400 feet.

Police said that Vahur is alert, and the driver of the vehicle was airlifted with “serious injuries but was alert.”

Condition updates have not been given at this time.

The sheriff’s office also released surveillance footage from the moment of the accident on Facebook.

I wanted to share the dash cam video from K9 Deputy Brent’s in-car camera from today. The video shows just how close Deputy Brent was to being struck after his cruiser was hit from behind. You can see Deputy Brent clearing the roadway of debris from an accident that had just occurred shortly before. As you can see Deputy Brent almost turns to go back to his cruiser, but doesn’t. He continues on ahead and moments later his cruiser was struck by a distracted driver. No question the Lord was watching over Deputy Brent and K9 Vahur, who was in the cruiser at the time of incident. Both walked away with no injuries. Our agency is thankful and very blessed for all the well wishes and prayers we have received today. We ask for continued prayers for the driver of the other vehicle as he recovers from this incident. Sheriff Stephen Stratton.

Posted by Logan County KY Sheriff's Office on Tuesday, October 11, 2022