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Harnett sheriff's deputy injured in wreck

Posted March 13, 2009
Updated March 16, 2009

— A Harnett County sheriff's deputy was injured Friday afternoon in a wreck near McDougald and McCormick roads, close to the Lee County line.

Deputy Daniel C. Jackson was responding to an alarm call when he lost control of his vehicle and struck a tree, the Harnett County Sheriff's Office said.

Jackson was taken to Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford and then transferred to UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill. He was listed in critical condition Saturday evening.

The North Carolina Highway Patrol was investigating the wreck, the sheriff's office said. There was rain in the area at the time of the wreck, but authorities did not say whether it was a factor.


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  • amberb915 Mar 13, 2009

    Please keep in mind that his family might read this. As most of these posting are very thoughtful and considerate, some of them could be done without.

  • momof2girls Mar 13, 2009

    Instead of worrying about who is at fault, shouldn't we be worried about this officer's life??!!!!!!!!!!
    Sounds like some people need to learn that lesson!!

  • twinems Mar 13, 2009

    Praying for Deputy Jackson and his family. Regardless of the circumstances, at this time all that matters is the deputy's health. With a boyfriend and brother both with the HC Sheriffs office, I know all too well how the stomach drops with stories like this. I pray he will be fine.

  • uncfan89 Mar 13, 2009

    My husband works in Harnett Co. and travels that road everyday he said there is a bad curve right at that intersection.

  • redwarrior Mar 13, 2009

    WTVD is reporting his name as Deputy D. C. Jackson.

  • leo-nc Mar 13, 2009

    This is from WTVD, but they don't have much more information than WRAL.

    Witnesses said the officer lost control on slippery pavement and hit a tree near the intersections of McDougald and McCormick Roads. That's south of Sanford.

  • uncfan89 Mar 13, 2009

    My husband was coming back from Hillsbrough and saw the ambulance with a Harnett Co. Patrol escort going thru Chatham Co. At least he is headed to a good trauma hospital. Continue to pray for him.

  • leo-nc Mar 13, 2009

    Posted a few hours ago and still no updates from WRAL? Man, I wish they would post something here...

  • leo-nc Mar 13, 2009

    "If there was another person involved I am going to go out on a limb and guess they will the ones at fault..like always"---

    Wow, pretty early for that. Nice attitude.

  • morebadnews Mar 13, 2009

    4lilboys, I know it is vague. Sorry, that's all I know right now.