Wake County deputy clipped by SUV while assisting stranded motorists in Knightdale

Wake County News

KNIGHTDALE, N.C. (WNCN) – A Wake County Sheriff’s Office deputy is recovering Wednesday morning after an early morning incident on Interstate-87 in Knightdale.

According to authorities, Deputy Travis Carroll was helping a stranded motorist in the emergency lane around 1:30 a.m. on I-87 near the Smithfield Road exit when he was struck by the SUV.

The sheriff’s office said the SUV’s side-view mirror hit the deputy’s arm – knocking him to the ground.

The SUV left the scene and took the Smithfield Road exit, the sheriff’s office said.

The deputy is expected to be OK.

“We are relieved to hear that Deputy Carroll is expected to make a full recovery,” said Wake County Sheriff Gerald Baker.” This incident should remind motorists to be familiar with the state’s “Move Over” law designed to protect law enforcement stopped, while executing their duties, alongside our highways.”

The Highway Patrol is investigating.

No further information has been released at this time.

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