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Cumberland Deputy Injured in Traffic Accident

Posted May 8, 2007

Traffic Accident (generic)

— A Cumberland County sheriff's deputy was in a hospital Tuesday after being injured in a traffic accident.

According to Fayetteville police, Deputy Lem Morgan was driving on Russell Street toward U.S. Highway 301 at around 9:35 a.m. when he struck a black Acura traveling straight across the intersection from the county courthouse.

Morgan was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center with minor injuries. The driver of the Acura, Damyko Sellers of Teakwood Drive in Hope Mills, did not need medical attention, police said.

A female passenger, whose name was notimmediately known, was in the Acura and was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Investigators had not determined which driver was at fault, and no charges had been filed.


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  • Derrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr May 9, 2007

    Chachi, chocolate chip or peanut butter?

  • shine May 9, 2007

    We are right behind you man. It is a shame that no one appreciates the L.E. until they are called to your house. Then It is a blessing unlike some of the @#$%^@& that is on this site.

  • chachi May 8, 2007

    Wow!! I come in from work today after seizing 13.2 pounds of marijuana and I read all of this. For the ones that do not trash the Law Enforcement Officers thank you. For the others of you (ncsarah) let’s think about this for a minute. I have been a law enforcement officer in this state (NC) for 8 years now. In those 8 years I have been involved in several cases that were conducted on law enforcement officers most of them lost their jobs and some are in prison. You say that they do nothing wrong trying to be SMART. Well I will say we do make mistakes but, we are not superman or batman. We are the people that put on vest, guns, handcuffs and every other tool we can fit on our belts and go bust our tails to save yours. In the past three weeks we have lost 2 of our brothers that were on the way to calls for service. Two guys that left their families that morning to go do a job for others. So tonight please what ever you do don’t call 911 if something is happening to you becau

  • hefty-lefty May 8, 2007

    I am amazed at the posts on this subject but not one post on the article about the lady who died trying to save her grandmother in a fire

  • his+torian May 8, 2007

    Hey RB, another thing the only time I have a rubberneck is when I'm motor boating.

    Instructions for motor boating:
    1) Place nose firmly between Simon and Garfunkel.
    2) Blow through lips and shake head vigorously!
    3) Mission accomplished !

  • Justabum May 8, 2007

    Those of you who are familiar with the Cumberland County Courthouse area will know that the situation described in the story indicates that the driver of the Acura drove from a side street and pulled IN FRONT of the deputy. How is that his fault?

  • sick of You May 8, 2007

    historian. You are one of a kind sir. Keep the funny e-mails coming!

  • his+torian May 8, 2007

    ref:... And praying too that some of you will lose your pointing finger and get a heart.

    God bless.

    Rev. RB
    And it would seem that some need to practice what they preach.


    Rev. "Major League Umpire", I call like I see'um !

  • spiritwarriorwoman May 8, 2007

    To those of you quoting scripture to me - I haven't been tossing out guesstimates about who may have been at fault. And I'm personally pretty tired of those who are. You're like the rubberneckers who slow down to see who got hurt in a car accident, and then complain because traffic's backed up. sigh

    his+torian - Yes, I've read Matthew 5:22. Have you seen the number of scriptures from Genesis 1:1 to Revelations 21:22 that call folks who do certain things fools?

    God bless.

    Rev. RB

  • Professor Studley May 8, 2007

    I find it sad that there is so much finger pointing between LEO and citizens... Everyone makes mistakes whether one is an officer or just an office worker.

    I have been in several car accidents due to the negligence of other drivers, defensive driving avoids many accidents, but some are unavoidable and are just that, and accident. There is no need to blame or finger point beyond that. I have, however, witnessed several accidents due to the operator doing tasks other than just poiloting their vehcles, LEO and civilian alike, statistaclly, LEO may have fewer accidents, but to compare a position where one operates a vehicle up 10 or more hours a day to the record of a person that drives less than 5 hours per day is like comparing apples to oranges. There is no firm basis for making a concrete observation in this instance. Officers are human just like the rest of us are prone to making mistakes.

    All the finger pointing and whining from LEO and supporters is misplaced, and the s