GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — A sergeant with the Greensboro Police Department was hit by a van on Saturday morning and taken to the hospital, according to a GPD news release.
Around 5: 45 a.m., Sergeant DC Vaughn was directing traffic at the scene of a crash on West Wendover Avenue near South Edwardia Drive.
Kyle Comer, 32, of Pleasant Garden, was driving his 2005 Dodge van and hit Sergeant Vaughn and her police SUV, the release says.
He stayed at the scene and was charged with the following:
- failing to reduce his speed to avoid a collision
- failing to move over for a police vehicle
- failing to obey the traffic direction of a police officer
- careless and reckless driving
The sergeant’s injuries are not life-threatening, and she has left the hospital.
At this point, alcohol is not believed to be a factor.
The police cruiser that was hit had to be towed.
Wendover Avenue eastbound and westbound were blocked between Meadowood Street and Edwardia Drive and have since reopened.
Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan posted to social media on Saturday, urging drivers in Greensboro to slow down.
“People SLOW DOWN(!) where are you going that you disregard safety? The police can’t be everywhere pulling over every speeding/reckless driver,” Mayor Vaughan said. “Be responsible for your actions. Be patient.”
The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Greensboro/Guilford Crime Stoppers at (336) 373-1000. Citizens can also download the mobile P3tips app for Apple or Android phones to submit a mobile tip, or go to P3tips.com to submit a web tip. All tips to Crime Stoppers are completely anonymous.