According to the Wake County Sheriff’s Office, a veteran sheriff’s deputy suffered personal injuries on December 14 when a vehicle struck his patrol car while he had stopped to aid a disabled motorist.


Sheriff’s spokeswoman Phyllis Stephens said that Master Deputy Mark Adams, who had been with the sheriff’s office since August 1996, was injured in the accident.


The N.C. Highway Patrol said that the motorist who struck Adams’ patrol car was also injured. His injuries are not believed to have been life-threatening. His name has yet to be released.


According to Sgt. Jorge Brewer of the NCHP, the accident took place at approximately 2 a.m. on Interstate 40 East between Harrison Avenue and Aviation Parkway.


Brewer said the investigating trooper reported that the driver was looking at his GPS system and not watching the road.

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