'Doesn't feel real:' Injured deputy's wife grateful for prayers, donations
Posted November 28, 2020 7:03 p.m. EST
Rocky Mount, N.C. — The wife of a Nash County sheriff's deputy critically injured in a rollover crash is thanking the public for their prayers and support while she shares updates on her husband's condition.
Deputy Jared Allison, 26, was attempting to stop a speeding motorcycle on U.S. Highway 301 when his patrol SUV collided with a Nissan Maxima trying to cross the highway from May Drive. Allison's SUV hit the median and overturned, and he was ejected from the passenger side window.
Allison's wife, Brenae, and 9-year-old son spent the holiday weekend in Greenville, where the deputy was being cared for at Vidant Medical Center.
In an update shared with the sheriff's office, Brenae Allison wrote, "I don’t think it has actually sunk in that it’s my Jared laying in that hospital bed. I keep wanting to call or text him to talk about how stressful this is or that I miss him, and then I remember I can’t."
She and Sheriff Keith Stone thanked the public for their prayers for Allison's recovery. A GoFundMe account started to help with medical bills had raised more than $13,000 over two days.
Stone described Allison as a "phenomenal, easy-going officer" and said he has been with the Nash County Sheriff's Office for more than two years. Allison was recently honored for saving an abused pet, Stone said.
Stone praised the EMS responders who were at the scene in less than eight minutes.
According to the GoFundMe page, he was rushed to a trauma hospital where he underwent emergency surgery to reduce brain swelling, and he's currently in ICU in critical condition.