Jefferson County Deputy Expected To Make Full Recovery After Parked Squad Was Hit By Passing Vehicle

(Jefferson County) The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office provided an update on the health of a deputy whose parked squad car was struck by a vehicle over the weekend. Officials say Deputy Brian Severson has been released from the hospital and is recovering at home.

Severson is expected to make a full recovery, but the sheriff’s office says he will be out for some time. They add that he was wearing a seatbelt when a passing vehicle hit his squad on Interstate 94, near County Road F just after 5am Sunday. Due to that fact, the sheriff’s office notes, is the likely reason Severson will be able to spend the holiday season with his loved ones at home.

They say if he were not wearing a seatbelt, they fear the outcome could have been much worse. Severson was providing scene security for a tow truck operator who was removing a semi-truck from the medium when his vehicle was hit.

Authorities say it is state law to move over or slow down to provide a safety zone for a squad car, ambulance, fire truck, or tow truck that is stopped on the side of the road with its warning lights flashing. 

Photo courtesy of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page