An accident between a Moore County Sheriff's Department patrol car and a pedestrian left one person injured and both southbound lanes of US Highway 1 closed to traffic requiring a detour for drivers Thursday in Aberdeen.
Emergency responders were dispatched around 9:30 pm for a vehicle accident on US Highway 1 near the intersection of Johson Street. The first arriving fire unit reported one person laying in the roadway and blocked the highway.
Moore County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Richard Maness confirmed Thursday night that a pedestrian had reportedly stepped out in front of a Deputies patrol car while the man was crossing the roadway and was struck by the car.
According to officials at the scene an adult male was transported to FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Both southbound lanes of US Highway 1 were closed for an extended time period while the injured man was assisted and the incident investigated. During the highway closure traffic was diverted into the shopping center to bypass around the accident scene. Southbound US Highway 1 reopened to normal traffic at 10:44 pm.
Responding were units with Aberdeen Fire & Rescue, Moore County EMS, Aberdeen Police Department, Moore County Sheriff’s Department, and the NC State Highway Patrol.
The accident remained under investigation by the NC State Highway Patrol as of this report.
(Updated 11:30 pm 3/14/19)