WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — A pedestrian was severely injured after being hit by a marked police car.
Winston-Salem Police Department says that just before one a.m. on Friday, an officer was responding to a service call in his patrol vehicle, heading eastbound on Waughtown Street.
A 57-year-old man was attempting to cross the road and was hit by the officer’s passenger side-view mirror. The man also sustained a “severe injury” to his lower leg and was taken to the hospital. His injuries are not life-threatening, however.
The Winston-Salem Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit is conducting a crash investigation.
According to the release, the officer involved has been with the department for one year.