Injuries reported in two separate collisions in Kill Devil Hills
Published 4:00 pm Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Two motor vehicle collisions with injuries have been reported in as many days by the Kill Devil Hills Police Department. One incident involved a pedestrian and the other, a KDHPD vehicle.
On Tuesday, February 4 at approximately 3:26 p.m., the Kill Devil Hills Police responded to a pedestrian vs. vehicle incident in the 1000 block of 8th Avenue in Kill Devil Hills. According to KDHPD, a male resident of Kill Devil Hills, age 55, was found semi-conscious in the yard of a private residence. He had been struck by a 2002 white Ford pickup operated by a 57-year-old male KDH resident. The injured man was transferred to a hospital in Greenville for medical attention. The investigation into the circumstances surrounding this incident continues and there have been no charges in the matter.
On Wednesday, February 5 at approximately 5:19 a.m., a Kill Devil Hills police officer was assisting Dominion Power with traffic control as they were attending to a problem near the intersection of US 158 and Martin Street. The police officer was parked behind the Dominion vehicle with his emergency equipment activated to alert motorists to the workers’ presence.
According to KDHPD, the driver of a white Ford pickup traveling north on US 158 failed to observe and/or react to the presence of the police vehicle and struck the patrol car from behind. The Kill Devil Hills officer seated in his vehicle at the time of the collision was injured in the incident and was transported to The Outer Banks Hospital for evaluation. Information from KDHPD states the driver of the Ford was not wearing his seatbelt and thrown into the front windshield. He sustained serious injuries and was flown to a Greenville area hospital. A passenger in the pickup was wearing her seatbelt and she was transported by ambulance to a Greenville area hospital for further evaluation and treatment.
An outside agency was requested to investigate the incident, as is the case with any serious motor vehicle collision involving a Kill Devil Hills Police Department vehicle. The Highway Patrol is investigating this matter.
The Kill Devil Hills Police Department coordinated with Dare County EMS and the Kill Devil Hills Fire Department for rescue, investigation and scene security. Portions of US 158 south were closed down for approximately two hours as a result of this incident. There were no injuries to the Dominion Power workers near the collision. KDHPD expressed thanks to the Dare County telecommunicators who helped organize the response and rescue efforts.
“Due to the serious nature of the injuries to parties in both these incidents, names are being withheld as a courtesy to family members pending the results of their medical treatment,” stated the KDHPD release.