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  • Sc Deputy Injured After Being Struck On Traffic Stop

    Deputies: Close Calls On Roadside Too Common
    Police Use Video In Search For Suspect's Car
    CLICK ON THE LINK FOR THE VIDEO:

    http://http://www.wyff4.com/news/13476113/detail.html


    GREENVILLE, S.C. -- A Greenville County deputy is recovering after he was clipped by a car on Interstate 385 over the weekend.

    Officials said Deputy Will Richter and a partner were making a traffic stop on I-385 at the Roper Mountain Road exit on Saturday night.

    Police said the officer's dashboard camera showed that a dark car hit Richter with its side mirror.


    The car kept going.

    Officials said the deputy was treated and released from the hospital.

    Investigators said they urged anyone with information to call Crimestoppers at 864-23-CRIME.

    Richter’s colleagues said that near-misses are an all-too-frequent occurrence.

    "It's nighttime, we're in the median,” Master Deputy Cy Patton said, recounting one instance. “I'm on the passenger side and as I'm talking to the passenger (a car) comes up in the fast-lane and it had to have been inches. I stopped. You stop what you're doing because it shocks you."

    South Carolina law requires drivers to yield the right-of-way by moving into the lane farthest from the emergency vehicle.

    The fine for not doing so is $300 to $500.

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