BREAKING NEWS: Pedestrian struck by taxi

by Cole Dittmer
Saturday, October 20, 2012

At approximately 1:40 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 20, Wrightsville Beach Police responded to a call for a pedestrian that was struck by a taxicab on the 300 block of Causeway Drive.

The pedestrian was identified as Kathryn Angela Ward of Surf City. Ward and a friend were dropped off in the center lane of Causeway Drive by an unidentified taxicab. Ward then exited the cab and ran into oncoming traffic where she was struck by another cab heading eastbound on Causeway Drive.

Ward was transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center by EMS for treatment and evaluation.

An investigation conducted by WBPD and the North Carolina State Highway Patrol determined that Ward ran in front of the eastbound cab and that the accident was unavoidable on the part of the taxi driver. The taxi operator was not charged with any violation of the law.

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