Pedestrian injured when car jumps Durham curb
Posted September 13, 2011
Durham, N.C. — A 46-year-old man was seriously injured Tuesday morning when he was hit by a car in the parking lot of the Durham County Library on North Roxboro Street, police said.
The driver of a Buick Century was trying to back into a handicapped parking space at the library shortly after 11 a.m., police said, but accidentally hit the gas instead of the brakes. The car jumped the curb, striking the man, who was on foot, and dragging him about 30 feet.
A handicapped parking sign, two planter boxes and a retaining wall were damaged in the accident, police said. No charges have been filed so far, but police are still investigating.
The pedestrian, whose name was not released, was taken to Duke University Hospital. His condition was not known as of Tuesday night.
The driver was not injured.