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Calhoun–Deputy Injured on U.S. 35

Posted on Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 at 1:19 am    

The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating a car accident on US 35 that injured a deputy officer last February 8.

At around 5:00 a.m, local emergency crews responded to U.S. 35 north of Point Comfort near the Jackson County line. According to initial reports, a silver Dodge Ram extended cab pickup truck was traveling along the highway when it struck a person. The force of impact left the victim with serious head injuries. He was rushed to Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston via emergency air transport.

Authorities have identified the victim as 29-year-old Trenton Ballard, a deputy officer. His condition remains unknown.

The driver of the hitting vehicle did not stop and render aid to the victim. He turned himself in after Calhoun County sheriff’s officials and troopers identified his truck by significant damage sustained from the impact with Ballard.

The investigation is still in progress.

We would like to express our deepest sympathies to the friends and families of the injured victims. We pray for their full recovery as we hope that the Calhoun Police Department will do everything to bring those responsible to justice.

Injuries caused by vehicle collisions can vary from crash to crash. Some injuries may heal within a span of days while others could paralyze a victim’s body for a month. The most commonly known car accident injuries include neck and chest and head and back injuries. Broken and ligament damages are also quite common.
Sometimes, a car accident can cause serious injuries to multiple parties—and filing a claim can get complicated. To make sure your claim is successful, you need to gather supporting evidence and documents that can back up your claim. It could be a detailed account of the accident you are involved in or documents indicating the extent of injuries you sustained. These may include a video or photograph of the scene, police reports, and medical records, to name a few.


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