PICKENS — A Pickens County sheriff’s deputy was injured when he lost control of his patrol car on Edinburgh Lane in Easley on Aug. 14.
Deputy Thomas Camp was admitted into Greenville Memorial Hospital with “serious but non life threatening injuries.” Camp has been with the Sheriff’s Office since July 2011.
According to Chief Deputy Creed W. Hashe, Camp was responding to a call concerning a large animal in the road when he lost control of his vehicle. The patrol car veered off the road and struck a tree around 4:25 a.m. Camp was the only occupant of the car.
Camp was not responding with sirens and blue lights. The patrol car, a 2014 Ford, was a total loss.
“We are blessed in that the Deputy did not lose his life and we pray for his speedy recovery,” Sheriff Rick Clark said. “We will continue to look into the circumstances of this collision in regards to our policies and procedures as the South Carolina Highway Patrol conducts their investigation.”