Berkeley County sheriff’s deputy involved in wreck

A Berkeley County sheriff’s deputy was hit when he turned in front of a truck Thursday morning, according to the Highway Patrol.

Deputy Patrick Moylan, 35, was taken by ambulance to Medical University Hospital after the wreck, according to Senior Trooper Bridget Wyant. The deputy was taken to the hospital to be checked and was not believed to be seriously injuried, Sheriff’s Office spokesman Dan Moon said.

Moylan and the truck were traveling north on S.C. Highway 41 about 10:40 a.m., according to the Highway Patrol. Moylan tried to make a left turn in his 2011 Crown Victoria as a 1999 Kenworth tanker was going past in the passing lane. Moylan was at fault for not yielding the right of way but was not charged, Wyant said. The decision to charge him was based on the facts of the investigation and had nothing to do with the fact that he was a deputy, she said.

The truck driver, Joseph Martin, 63, of Conway, was not hurt, according to the report.

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