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Md. Deputy Struck by Car Released From Hospital

The Frederick County Sheriff's deputy injured Wednesday night during a traffic stop was released from the hospital this morning and is recovering at home, according to a news release.

During the course of the traffic stop, Deputy First Class Greg Morton was struck by a passing vehicle's mirror, according to the release.

The driver of the vehicle was identified as Zachary A. Morrison, 20, of Frederick. Morrison stopped at the scene and cooperated with the investigation. No citations have been issued at this time, but the investigation is ongoing, according to the release.

Morton has been with the department since December 2010 and is assigned to the Traffic Unit.

---(This story was updated at 12:15 p.m. with additional information.)---

A Frederick County sheriff's deputy was flown to a Baltimore trauma center as a precaution Wednesday night after he was struck by a car during a traffic stop, authorities said.

Deputy First Class Greg Morton pulled over a woman who was driving erratically at about 10:15 p.m. on Md. 144 near Linganore Road, said Lt. Ron Hibbard of the Frederick County Sheriff's Office.

The deputy was standing near his cruiser when he was struck by the car, Hibbard said. The driver of the car that struck Hibbard stopped and was interviewed by deputies. Hibbard said while he didn't anticipate any charges filed against that person, an investigation was ongoing.

Morton was driven in an ambulance to a Maryland State Police hangar, where he was flown to R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Hibbard said. Additional details about Morton's condition were unavailable Wednesday night.

The woman who Morton stopped was taken to Frederick Memorial Hospital for an evaluation, Hibbard said.

Copyright 2014 - The Frederick News-Post, Md.

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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