Child taken to hospital after wreck involving Pender Co. sheriff’s deputy

Child injured in accident involving Pender County Deputy

BURGAW, NC (WECT) - A Pender County sheriff’s deputy was involved in a wreck in Burgaw late Thursday night resulting in a 5-year-old child being taken to the hospital, according to Cpt. James Rowell with the Pender County Sheriff’s Office.

The accident happened a couple of blocks from the Piggly Wiggly off Highway 53 and McCullen around 11:25 p.m.

A sheriff’s deputy was responding to burglary in progress when a car pulled out in front of the deputy on Hwy 53 at the intersection of McCullen Street. The deputy ran into the car, according to Rowell.

The child was not properly secured and was thrown from the vehicle, according to officials. The child was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center with what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.

North Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

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