WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A traffic accident involving a New Hanover County deputy near Codington Elementary temporarily shut down southbound lanes on Carolina Beach Road Friday afternoon.
The accident happened around 2:30 p.m. in the 4200 block of Carolina Beach Road between Echo Farms and the elementary school.
According to Lt. Brewer with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, a motorcycle deputy with the department’s SAFE unit performed a traffic stop on a vehicle then radioed for a second deputy to assist with traffic control.
As the second deputy was arriving to the scene, he crashed into the back of a truck that suddenly stopped in front of him, according to Brewer.
Brewer said the deputy suffered a leg injury and was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical for treatment.
Law enforcement closed both southbound lanes and routed traffic onto George Anderson Drive while crews work to clear the scene.
Carolina Beach Road was reopened just before 3:20 p.m.