Volusia Sheriff Chitwood hospitalized after bike hit by truck

Last Updated: Friday, September 29, 2017, 12:51 PM EDT

Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood was injured in a crash while riding a bicycle Friday morning.

Authorities said his bike was hit by a pickup truck in the 4900 block of South Peninsula Drive. It happened just before 9 a.m.

The driver of the truck, who remained at the scene, was found at fault and received a traffic citation, the Sheriff's Office said.

Chitwood was taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

He suffered a broken left hand, a possible ACL tear in his right knee and two fractured vertebrae. He also received sutures in his left knee.

The 54-year-old was described as being in "good spirits" and "anticipates getting back to work as soon as he is released."

Chitwood was elected sheriff in November 2016 and sworn in on Jan. 3. He formerly served as police chief in Daytona Beach.

He is originally from Philadelphia and worked for the police department there from 1988-2005.