Anderson Co. Sheriff’s Office warns first responders of distracted driving dangers


ANDERSON CO., SC (WSPA) –  The Anderson Co. Sheriff’s Office says they are trying to turn a close call with a deputy hitting a high school student with a car into something positive.

Highway Patrol cited an Anderson County Sheriff’s Office Deputy after a crash involving a county vehicle on May 30.

Troopers say the crash happened on Old Greenville Highway near Burdette Drive when the car ran off the road and overturned while trying to avoid stopped traffic.

A 15-year-old high school student was hit during the crash and suffered minor injuries.

The driver of the car, Adrienne Therese McMahan, is the Anderson Co. Deputy and was driving a patrol car at the time.

McMahan was cited for Driving Too Fast for Conditions.

The sheriff’s office released the following statement:

Following a close call incident with an Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputy vehicle, Jordan Reyes, a 15 year old Pendleton High School student, wanted to take what could have been a tragic event and turn it around to something positive for all first responders.

Jordan’s experience is a reminder to all first responders of the dangers of driving while distracted and encouragement for them to remain focused, when behind the wheel.

Jordan and Sheriff Chad McBride are partnering to develop instructional videos targeted at first responders reminding them of the dangers of distracted driving and later this year, the two will develop back-to-school bus safety reminders for the public.

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