Durham, NC (May 1, 2021) – A Durham police officer was involved in a hit-and-run accident earlier this week. The collision was reported around 11:45 a.m. in the 2000 block of Copper Leaf Parkway.
The Durham officer responded to the scene upon receiving a report of a stolen vehicle. The officer spotted the alleged vehicle and began the process of confirming it to be stolen. While the officer was at the scene, a man came from a nearby apartment and got inside the vehicle. The man attempted to drive away and dragged the officer several feet before he fell to the ground. The vehicle continued traveling before it crashed on N.C. 98 near Oak Grove Parkway.
Police later located the suspect, 21-year-old Mujahid Muhammad, of Durham. Muhammad was charged with assault with a deadly weapon on a government official and felony fleeing to elude arrest. The officer, who was not identified, was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
No further details have been released at this time.
North Carolina Injury Accidents
Pedestrians who are involved in injury crashes in North Carolina are far more likely to suffer injuries than motorists who are in cars or larger vehicles. The rate of injuries in a North Carolina pedestrian crash is well over 80%. In 2018, there were 2,435 reported pedestrian accidents, and 2,210 reported injuries, along with 225 fatalities. Not only are pedestrians more likely to be hurt in the accident, but they are also more likely to be seriously hurt and even killed when the crash occurs.
If you have been affected by a pedestrian accident in North Carolina, you may be entitled to compensation. Many pedestrian accidents take place due to the negligence of other motorists. These drivers operate their vehicles in a careless manner by speeding, driving while impaired, texting while driving, and engaging in other violations of traffic and safety laws. Often, this negligent behavior leads to accidents, serious injuries, and even deaths, that were otherwise preventable.
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