A Wake County sheriff’s deputy was sent to the hospital Saturday night for minor pedestrian injuries after being struck by a van during a traffic stop. The accident occurred just after 8 p.m. Saturday night at Knightdale Boulevard and Acres of Space Boulevard.
According to reports, the van’s mirror clipped Deputy Jeff Martin during a vehicle stop. The driver of the van did not stop. Martin reportedly got back into his car after being hit and pulled the van over.
The driver of the van has been identified as Mahram Hezam Mohammed, 35. Mohammed faces criminal charges for failing to stop and for violating the “Move Over Law.”
The state of North Carolina passed the “Move Over Law” in 2002, requiring drivers to move one lane over on highways with multiple lanes or to slow down on two-lane roads when an emergency vehicle or utility company vehicle is on the side of the road with lights flashing.
Source: News Observer
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