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Police Officer Struck and Injured By a Driver Who Ran a Red Light in Rocky Mount, North Carolina


August 15, 2019

ROCKY MOUNT, NC – According to an online news report at witn.com, a police officer from Eastern North Carolina was transported to an area hospital after another automobile ran a red light.  The accident occurred earlier this week.*

Authorities indicate that the accident occurred in Rocky Mount.  According to eyewitnesses who spoke with the Rocky Mount police, the other vehicle ran a red light and hit the officer’s patrol car.  The vehicle sustained serious damage to its front end.  Several people in the suspect’s vehicle as well as the police officer were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  Police indicate that the suspect who ran the red light will face charges in connection with the accident.  There are no further details on the accident at this time.  The crash remains under investigation by the local police. 

All drivers have a duty of care to operate their vehicles in a manner that avoids harm to others sharing the road. If an individual breaches that duty by causing an accident, he or she may be held liable for all associated damages, including personal injuries.  There are several consequences of running a red light that results in an accident.  These are as follows:

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Source:https://www.witn.com/content/news/Officer-injured-after-other-car-runs-red-light-528120711.html

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