LINCOLN, Neb.-- A Lancaster County Sheriff deputy suffered minor injuries in a crash Thursday while driving west on Highway 2.
It happened around 9:15 p.m. Thursday.
Sheriff Terry Wagner said Deputy Jarod Brabec was driving in the inside lane on Highway 2, between 48th and 56th Street, monitoring a possible DUI suspect. The Sheriff said Deputy Brabec looked down at his mobile data computer briefly, then looked up and noticed a stalled vehicle in the lane of traffic. The emergency flashers were on.
The driver of the disabled vehicle was outside and standing on the median when the crash happened.
Sheriff Wagner said the cruiser clipped the corner of the stalled Jeep. It sent the cruiser into one direction, the SUV into another.
The deputy was take to a Lincoln hospital to be checked out. The Sheriff told 10/11 News that he had very minor injuries.
The cruiser is totaled and the Jeep sustained about $5,000 in damage.
Parts of the highway were closed into Thursday night while crews worked the scene.