Ft. Bend Co. deputy involved in serious wreck

Deputy John Norsworthy started with the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office in November 2008. Prior to that he was a Patrol Officer for Rosenberg Police Department

December 28, 2010 11:40:05 AM PST
A Ft. Bend County deputy is in serious condition after being involved in a serious wreck last night. The accident happened around 7pm. According to the Ft. Bend County Sheriff's Office, Deputy John Norsworthy was en route to back up a deputy on a traffic stop when he lost control of his patrol car near FM 762 and Benton Road, flipped over and struck a tree. He was trapped for nearly an hour before Richmond Fire Department crews were able to upright the vehicle using airbags.

Deputy Norsworthy was transported by Life Flight to Memorial Hermann Hospital, where he remains in critical condition with head injuries and internal bleeding. He is said to be responding to medications and undergoing a second surgery.

According to the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office, Deputy Norsworthy has already used approximately 48 units of blood and doctors are having a difficult time finding the source of his bleeding. Anyone interested in donating blood can give under his name at any Gulf Coast Blood Center. Additional blood drive times and locations have been set up as follows:

Tuesday, Dec. 28:
Sugar Land Neighborhood Donor Center -- 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Best Buy (Rosenberg) -- 4:30 to 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 29:
Austin County Sheriff's Office -- 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office -- 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sugar Land Neighborhood Donor Center -- 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Visit www.giveblood.org or call 1-888-482-5663 for more details on these locations, or to schedule your donation.

Deputy Norsworthy started with the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office in November 2008. Prior to that he was a Patrol Officer for Rosenberg Police Department


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