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Patrol Deputy Hospitalized After Being Struck By Passing Truck

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Stanislaus, CA– A Stanislaus County Deputy Sheriff remains hospitalized after being struck by a motorist Saturday evening.

24 year old Zebedee Poust, along with several other deputies responded to a report of an injury accident on Yosemite Blvd., east of Empire California, when a full size pick up truck that was traveling westbound on the road hit Poust who was standing outside of his patrol car. The driver immediately stopped and fellow deputies called dispatch.

Poust sustained a skull fracture and was air lifted to a local hospital following the accident. He is in stable condition and injuries are not life threatening. The incident is under investigation. CHP reports the unidentified driver of the pick-up has been very cooperative, and drugs and alcohol do not appear to be a factor.

Written by Alisha.cruz