Monroe County, FL (May 6, 2019) - A deputy with the Monroe County Sheriff's Office suffered serious injuries after his motorcycle was hit from behind by a bus on Monday, May 6th. The crash took place in the southbound lanes of US-1.
Authorities report that Deputy David Brummer, 34, was riding a marked BMW motorcycle southbound on mile marker 16, near Sugarloaf Key. Brummer's motorcycle was traveling directly in front of an Odyssey bus driven by 76-year-old Noelle Plagens, of Key West. Brummer activated his emergency lights and slowed his bike. As he decreased his speed, his motorcycle was struck from behind by the bus.
Brummer was airlifted to a Miami hospital with serious injuries but was later listed in stable condition and is expected to make a full recovery. There is no further word on his condition. Plagens was cited for failing to yield to an emergency vehicle.
Our thoughts are with the injured deputy in this crash. Law enforcement and first responders put their lives on the line each day when they report to work. Many law enforcement officers are on the roadways more than the average citizen, which results in them being at a high risk of becoming a victim of a traffic crash. In this case, it appears as though the deputy was an innocent victim.
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