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The Galveston County Sheriff’s Deputy suffered multiple injuries after being hit on Highway 87 during the Go Topless Jeep Weekend event

GALVESTON COUNY, Texas (KTRK) — A deputy suffers multiple injuries Sunday after being hit by a vehicle on Highway 87 during Go Topless Jeep Weekend, according to Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trouchesset.

Around 1:30 a.m. the deputy was working on a crash on the freeway in Crystal Beach’s Holiday Beach subdivision when a separate vehicle struck the deputy, Trouchesset said.

The MP was taken to the UTMB with two broken legs, a broken arm and head injuries, according to officials. The deputy underwent surgery Sunday morning, but her condition is unknown.

The driver of the vehicle that hit the deputy has been identified as Darius Gilbert.

Gilbert was arrested by DPS officers for aggravated assault on a peace officer. He is in jail on $100,000 bail.

No other injuries were reported in that incident, but authorities said several people who attended the event in the Bolivar Peninsula were airlifted to a hospital.

SEE RELATED STORY: 232 arrests have been made so far during the “Go Topless Jeep Weekend” in Galveston County

The huge crowd stretched the emergency services.

Up to 40,000 people attended Saturday’s event in Crystal Beach.

Galveston County emergency services said eight patients were airlifted and 30 people were transported overland to a hospital.

Most were minor emergencies, but they were treated as two major traumas.

ALSO SEE: At least 6 injured and nearly 70 arrested at Go Topless Jeep Weekend in Galveston County

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