AUBURN HILLS (WWJ) – Authorities say an Oakland County Sheriff’s deputy is fighting for his life after being struck by a passing vehicle while tending to a separate crash scene.

The incident happened around 7:40 a.m. Thursday in front of Rochester Adams High School on Tienken Road just east of Adams Road in Rochester Hills.

Police say the 50-year-old deputy was policing a car accident that had occurred earlier when a second accident occurred at the location. As the deputy was tending to the second crash scene, a passing car struck him while he was outside of his patrol car.

The deputy was rushed to Ascension Crittenton Hospital in Rochester Hills and was last reported in critical condition in the intensive care unit.

The deputy’s name was not released. Police say he is a 17-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office who is assigned as a School Liaison Deputy at Rochester Adams High School.

For the latest from the roads, stay with WWJ Newsradio 950 during Traffic and Weather on the 8s, 24-hours a day. Check for recent incidents now on the CBS Detroit Traffic Page.

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