Deputy car broadsided on Highway 209
A sheriff's deputy is OK after being hit by a van while driving on Highway 209 Saturday around 4:45 p.m.
The deputy was attempting to make a u-turn to help a driver who was broken down in the turning lane when the woman driving the van hit the side of the deputy's vehicle.
Authorities on the scene included Juanluska Fire Department, Lake Junaluska security, Haywood County Sheriff's Office and the N.C. Highway Patrol.
The highway patrol is currently investigating the accident to determine who is at fault.
The woman driving the van was taken to be checked out at the hospital, but no serious injuries were reported.