Sheriff’s deputy ‘grazed’ by car while directing traffic at LHS

Published 12:53 pm Friday, August 13, 2010

A Spartanburg County Sheriffs deputy directing traffic outside Landrum High School was struck by a vehicle Wednesday morning, but his injuries are not thought to be serious.

According to a written statement from the Spartanburg County Sheriffs Office, 50-year-old Bill Lyndrand was directing traffic in front of the high school on Hwy. 176 at around 11:30 a.m. when he was grazed by a vehicle. Lyndrand, who was assigned to Spartanburg County Schools District One as a school resource officer, was later transported to Spartanburg Regional Hospital.

According to the sheriffs office statement, the driver of a 2006 Dodge Truck was making a left turn out of Landrum High School to go toward Inman, when she struck Lyndrand.

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The driver of the car was reportedly wearing a seatbelt and not injured. She was cited for driving too fast for conditions.

The S.C. Highway Patrol is investigating the incident.