A Parks and Recreation Department utility vehicle was damaged and a passenger injured in an accident Saturday morning at Saracen Landing.

A Parks and Recreation Department utility vehicle was damaged and a passenger injured in an accident Saturday morning at Saracen Landing.

According to a Pine Bluff Police Department report, Saracen Landing Manager Trudy Redus was driving east in the Saracen Landing parking lot at about 8:30 a.m. Saturday with her son, Trey Redus, in the passenger seat. Redus reached down to pick up something, pulled to the right and struck a light pole in the parking lot. Trey fell out of the vehicle and cut his head, according to the report.

Two Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies — Courtney Kelly and Lafayette Woods Jr. — transported Redus and Trey in Kelly’s patrol car to the Jefferson Regional Medical Center emergency room, according to the report.

The golf-cart-style utility vehicle — a Toro Workman MDX — was one of several new vehicles the department purchased recently with funds from the city tax increase approved by voters in February 2011. According to the report, it sustained damage that appeared to include a bent front axle and a broken brush guard.

Saracen Landing was host to the Harbor City Festival & Cook-off starting at 10 a.m. Saturday. Redus, who is wife of Mayor Carl A. Redus Jr., organized the event. She was hired to the position in September 2010 by the Pine Bluff Parks and Recreation Commission, one of the city’s independent commissions.

Parks Director Angela Parker declined to comment on the incident. City Attorney Althea Hadden-Scott said Monday she was not yet sure of all the details surrounding the incident and could not comment as to whether standard drug-testing procedures required after on-the-job accidents had been followed.