EVERGREEN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) - Two Montcalm County Sheriffs Deputies were injured after they hit several deer with their patrol unit.
The two deputies were driving northbound on M-66 near Holland Lake Road when several deer crossed the roadway around 5 a.m. Sunday.
The deputies were unable to avoid the deer and struck them head-on with their fully marked Crown Victoria patrol unit.
According to police, when the airbags in the patrol unit deployed, the bags sent the in-car computer and radio equipment directly into the deputies, injuring them both.
Deputy Clayton Thomas was taken by Montcalm County Emergency Services to Sheridan Community Hospital where he was treated with a leg injury.
Deputy Charles Mahar was treated at the scene by Montcalm County Paramedics for a hand injury.
Deputy Thomas has been released from the hospital and is expected to fully recover.
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