Highway 70 reopened after deputy strikes pedestrian

A pedestrian is in stable condition after being struck by a Shelby County Sheriff's Office deputy's vehicle on April 1. (File)

A pedestrian is in stable condition after being struck by a Shelby County Sheriff’s Office deputy’s vehicle on April 1. (File)

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

CALERA – A pedestrian is in stable condition after being struck by an on-duty Shelby County Sheriff’s Office deputy in the early morning hours of April 1.

At approximately 3:30 a.m., an on-duty Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputy was involved in a motor vehicle accident, in which a pedestrian was struck in the area of Shelby County 70 near the Waterford subdivision.

The pedestrian is reported to be in stable condition, and was transported from the scene to UAB Hospital.

At the request of Shelby County Sheriff John Samaniego, troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency responded to the scene to investigate the incident, and closed Shelby County 70 for about three hours.

As of about 8:25 a.m., the roadway had reopened to traffic.