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