Pregnant woman, baby among injured in collision with HP car


From staff reports

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Three people, including a pregnant woman and a baby, were injured Wednesday evening in a collision in Pasquotank County involving a passenger car and a State Highway Patrol car responding to an emergency in neighboring Camden County.

The crash occurred at the intersection of Weeksville Road and Edgewood Drive in Elizabeth City.

Trooper P.A. Logsdon was driving a marked Highway Patrol car north on Weeksville Road in response to a request for assistance from the Camden County Sheriff's Office around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to First Sgt. T.C. Wells of the N.C. Highway Patrol, who investigated the crash.

At the stoplight on Weeksville Road, the trooper activated the blue lights on the patrol car and started through the intersection, striking a car that was traveling west on Edgewood Drive, Wells said.

A man, a woman who was pregnant, and a baby were all injured in the accident, according to Wells. The injured persons were transported to the hospital for treatment, Wells said.

Wells said the names of the injured persons would become available when the accident report is released in about a week. Additional information about the accident will be included in the report.

The emergency in Camden that the trooper was responding to involved a vehicle chase and gunfire. Three people have been charged in the wake of the Camden incident.