CLAYTON – A Wake County deputy sheriff was injured in a three vehicle crash in Johnston County. The collision was reported at 5:28pm Friday on Buffalo Road at Jordan-Narron Road just north of Highway 42 East.
According to the State Highway Patrol, Deputy G.K. Ruffin was traveling northbound on Buffalo Road in a marked 2009 Dodge patrol car when a 2002 Chevy SUV driven by Emily Brandsdorfer, 22, of Clayton pulled from Jordan-Narron Road striking the side of the patrol car.
After the initial impact, Deputy Ruffin lost control of his car, which skidded out of control and into the path of a 2002 Mercedes traveling southbound on Buffalo Road and operated by Diana Andolsen, 47, of Clayton. The Mercedes struck the opposite side of the cruiser.
Deputy Ruffin was trapped inside the patrol car. After being extricated, he was transported to WakeMed with non-life threatening injuries. The other two drivers were evaluated by EMS at the scene but were not transported. An accident report indicated Brandsdorfer and Andolsen did not sustain any injuries.
Trooper T.R. Price cited Brandsdorfer with failure to yield.