Forsyth County Deputy John Isenhour Struck In Hit-And-Run

Forsyth County Deputy John Isenhour is in critical condition following a hit-and-run collision.

Forsyth County Deputy John Isenhour is in critical condition following a hit-and-run collision.

Forsyth County Deputy John Isenhour Struck In Hit-And-Run

Forsyth County, NC – Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office Deputy John Isenhour is in critical condition after he was struck in a hit-and-run on Sunday.

Deputy John Isenhour was struck during the Bike MS: Tour to Tanglewood. The deputy was directing outside of Tanglewood park during the event when a vehicle struck him, sending him airborne. The vehicle was being driven by a 92-year-old woman. The vehicle struck Deputy Isenhour so hard that he smashed into the front windshield, got thrown over the car, and smashed into the rear window. The elderly driver kept going, later saying that she didn’t know that she had hit anybody.

Deputy Isenhour was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center where he is on life support.

An update was posted on a GoFundMe set up to pay for Deputy John Isenhour’s extensive medical bills:

John was directing traffic at Tanglewood, NC. A 92 year old woman, with many restrictions on her license, hit him so hard that he was thrown up in the air, smashed her front windshield, thrown over the car and smashed the rear windshield and she drove on saying afterwards she didn’t know she hit someone. John is in Wake Forest Baptist Hospital, ICU 5B, in Winston Salem. He is in an induced coma, on life support, broke his neck, fractured ribs, fractured pelvis, broke both legs, broke his nose, one eye is shut and facial bones below it are broken. Right now, he is scheduled for 4 surgeries. The CT scan is waiting to be read by the neurologist to determine if there is any swelling of the brain or other damage. He will end up having a rod and a plate in his legs, at the minimum. His body is bruised, broken and swollen. Prayers for him and his family are greatly appreciated. The waiting room was filled with his brothers in blue and their wives,and the sheriff and chaplain were there also. Harris Teeter donated subs, chips and drinks for everyone. John is in for a long, painful journey of recovery. More will be known in the morning.
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Our thoughts and prayers are with Deputy John Isenhour, his family, and the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office. If you would like to donate to help pay for this hero’s medical bills, his GoFundMe page is HERE.