Police: Pedestrian struck by patrol car in North Carolina

January 1, 2022 GMT

HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina say that a person has suffered life-threatening injuries after being struck by a patrol vehicle.

High Point police said in a news release that the incident occurred shortly before 8 p.m. on U.S. 29.

Police said the marked patrol car struck the pedestrian as the vehicle entered an exit ramp. The person was wearing dark clothing and had stood “directly in the middle of the travel lane and was not visible to the motorist on the highway until a collision was imminent.”

Police said the person received immediate medical treatment and was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

High Point police said the investigation into the incident will be investigated by the Greensboro Police Department.

Police have not released the identifies of the officer involved or the person who was struck.