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Pedestrian Struck By Police Car In Raleigh


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1/29/2011
Brent Adams
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Police in Raleigh said that a man suffered personal injuries when he was struck by a police cruiser while crossing Glenwood Avenue at about midnight on January 26.

 

According to police, 27-year-old Raleigh resident Randolph Maurice Davidson was walking home from work and entered the leftmost eastbound lane on Glenwood, near the Interstate 540 overpass, when a cruiser driven by Officer Matthew Harris struck him.

 

Davidson received transport to WakeMed with injuries that were not considered to be life-threatening.

 

Police cited Davidson for impeding the flow of traffic.

 

In the police report, it said that Davidson told them he was walking in the median but didn’t get good traction, so he entered the leftmost lane to pick up speed. Initially police said Harris was driving at an estimated 58 mph, but the report said that he was going 55 mph and had slowed to 50 mph when the impact occurred. The speed limit is 55 mph.



Category: Car Accidents


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