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Galveston County Sheriff’s Deputy suffered multiple injuries after being hit on Highway 87 during the Go Topless Jeep Weekend event


GALVESTON COUNY, Texas (KTRK) — A deputy suffered multiple injuries Sunday after being struck by a vehicle on Highway 87 during Go Topless Jeep Weekend, according to Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trouchesset.

At around 1:30 a.m., the deputy was working on an accident on the freeway in the Holiday Beach subdivision of Crystal Beach when a separate vehicle hit the deputy, Trouchesset said.

The MP was taken to UTMB with two broken legs, a broken arm and head injuries, officials said. The MP underwent surgery on Sunday morning but his condition is unknown.

The driver of the vehicle that hit the MP has been identified as Darius Gilbert.

Gilbert was arrested by DPS officers for aggravated assault on a peace officer. He is in jail on $100,000 bond.

No other injuries were reported in the incident, but authorities said several people who took part in the event on the Bolivar Peninsula were airlifted to hospital.

SEE RELATED STORY: 232 Arrests Made So Far During ‘Go Topless Jeep Weekend’ in Galveston County

The massive crowd stretched the emergency services.

Up to 40,000 people attended Saturday’s event at Crystal Beach.

Galveston County Emergency Services said eight patients were airlifted and 30 people were taken to hospital by ground.

Most were minor emergencies, but they were considered two major traumas.

SEE ALSO: At Least 6 Injured, Nearly 70 Arrested During ‘Go Topless Jeep Weekend’ in Galveston County

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