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SHERIFF CHITWOOD INJURED IN PICKUP-VS.-BICYCLE CRASH; DRIVER CITED
Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood was injured in a crash this morning while riding his bicycle in Ponce Inlet. The sheriff’s bicycle was struck by a pickup truck that remained on scene in the area of 4950 S. Peninsula Drive. The crash was reported around 8:50 a.m.
The driver of the truck, a Chevrolet Silverado, was found to be at fault and received a traffic citation from the Ponce Inlet Police Department for failure to yield (F.S.S. 316.121).
The sheriff was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. As evidenced by the attached photo, the sheriff is in good spirits and anticipates getting back to work as soon as he is released.
Administrative offices: West Volusia 386-736-5961 Daytona Beach 386-254-4689 New Smyrna Beach 386-423-3352
Non-emergency dispatch numbers: DeLand 386-943-8276 Daytona Beach 386-239-8276 New Smyrna Beach 386-409-8276 Osteen 407-323-0151