A deputy from the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) K-9 unit and his dog were among those injured in a crash at the intersection of Cortez Boulevard and Jasmine Drive in Brooksville.
HCSO Media Relations Manager Denise M. Moloney said that just before 7 p.m. on Nov. 26, Deputy Johnathan Weeks and his K-9 partner Meck were en route to a call regarding an armed suicidal person at the time of the incident.
Weeks was traveling with his emergency lights and siren activated when his vehicle collided with another that was occupied by an adult driver and an adult passenger.
That driver was taken to a local hospital by ambulance. The passenger, who was not restrained at the time of the incident, was airlifted to a local trauma center as a precaution.
Weeks was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. K-9 Meck was taken by deputies to a local animal emergency care facility for treatment of injuries sustained in the crash.
None of the injuries sustained in the collision were life-threatening.
The incident remains under investigation.