By Matt Masters, Lebanon Democrat

A Trousdale County sheriff’s deputy was hit by a pickup truck Tuesday night after he stopped to help after a car hit a dog on East McMurry Boulevard in Hartsville.

According to Sheriff Ray Russell, Deputy Clint Friar was thrown about 20 feet and suffered a concussion, a broken leg, road rash, lacerations and ligament and cartilage damage after the truck hit him at about 8:44 p.m.

Deputy Clint Friar • Trousdale County Sheriff’s Department

Friar responded to a disabled car that hit a dog near Locke Six Road when he was injured. Friar activated his emergency lights and pulled behind the stopped car along the road. He was on the opposite side of the road and tried to help the injured dog.

Russell said it appeared the driver of the truck was watching the side of the road that the patrol car was on and did not see the deputy.

Friar was taken by ambulance to Skyline Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, and Russell characterized Friar as in good spirits after he had surgery Tuesday night.

No one else was injured in the crash. The Tennessee Highway Patrol continued to investigate the incident. No charges were filed against the pickup truck’s driver.