New Hanover County Deputy Struck and Injured By a Hit-and-Run Driver on Carolina Beach Road in Wilmington, North Carolina
According to an online news report published on wwaytv3.com, the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office is asking the public for information that may lead to the identity of a hit-and-run driver who struck and injured a New Hanover County Sheriff's deputy.*
The New Hanover County Sheriff's deputy was conducting a routine traffic stop along Carolina Beach Road when a dark-colored SUV drove by Sheriff's deputy, and its side rear-view mirror struck the deputy. The collision sent the Sheriff's deputy to the hospital. The SUV is described as a dark-colored SUV with missing a front headlight.
The accident happened near the intersection of Golden Road and Carolina Beach Road. According to Lieutenant Jerry Brewer of the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office, the accident should not have happened because the incident was easily avoided. Lieutenant Brewer stated that these types of accidents are crimes, and he implores the public to abide by the state's Move Over Law.
If you witnessed the accident or if you have information about the driver involved in the collision, please contact the North Carolina State Highway Patrol or the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office.
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