CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police are investigating after a volunteer citizen on patrol officer was struck by a vehicle while directing traffic in south Charlotte Monday afternoon.
According to CMPD, officers responded to a crash at the intersection of Park Road and Hillside Avenue around 5 p.m. The road was shut down for at least four hours while crews work to replace a power pole that was knocked down during the crash, police said.
A CMPD Citizens On Patrol volunteer also responded to the scene to assist with directing traffic. The volunteer was driving a marked vehicle with emergency lights and was also wearing a reflective vest when a white four-door sedan struck him before driving away from the scene.
The white, four-door sedan that struck him at the corner of Park Road and Hillside Avenue drove away. Anyone with info should call 704.334.1600— CMPD News (@CMPD) November 28, 2017
Investigators said the volunteer suffered serious injuries in the collision. The volunteer, who has yet to be identified, was taken to Carolinas Medical Center.
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