Cattaraugus Sheriff's Deputy Struck by Truck

December 15, 2011 Updated Dec 15, 2011 at 12:49 AM EDT

By Kendra Eaglin

December 15, 2011 Updated Dec 15, 2011 at 12:49 AM EDT

Village of East Randolph, NY

At around 5:30 pm in the Cattaraugus County Village of East Randolph, Deputy Jordan Haines,
a three year veteran with the sheriff's department was responding to a car versus deer accident on Route 394 when he was hit by a pick up truck.

The accident happened not far from Randolph Central School. The driver of the car that hit the deer called authorities for help and that's when Deputy Haines arrived. Haines got out of his patrol car and put down the deer by shooting it three times.

As Haines was still standing on the side of the road a man driving a pick up truck struck him the back with the passenger side of the truck.

After being hit Haines was able to make it to his patrol car to call for help.

Route 394 was shut down for approximately five hours while investigators re-constructed the accident.

Deputy Haines was treated and released from WCA Hospital in Jamestown.

No one else was injured in the crash.

The driver of the truck that stuck the deputy was interviewed by state police. At this time the accident is still being investigated and no charges have been filed.