A sheriff’s deputy was involved in a one-vehicle accident Friday night.
Investigator Robert Grimes was returning a 2006 Ford Crown Victoria patrol unit to the Avalon sub-station when the accident occurred on Farm-to-Market 55, about two miles from U.S. Highway 77.
“He hit some wet grass that had been left on the road, which caused him to go into a spin,” sheriff’s Capt. Danny Williams said. “As he went off the roadway, he rolled several times. The cage in the car kept the vehicle from crushing when it was rolling.”
The nearby resident who had been mowing the grass witnessed the accident and called 9-1-1, with emergency responders having to force the door open of the vehicle to remove the trapped officer.
Grimes was taken to Baylor Medical Center at Waxahachie, where he was treated and released.
Grimes has served with the sheriff’s office since 1993.
Williams said the vehicle was totaled as a result of the accident.
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