Garner Police Department News Item

Vehicle crash involving a pedestrian  - Thursday, May 22, 2014

For Immediate Release
Contact: Sgt. Troy Young at 919-661-6974

On May 22, 2014 at 10:57 a.m., Garner police officers responded to a motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian at the entrance to the Wal-Mart Shopping Center, 4400 Fayetteville Rd. The pedestrian, Jessica Lynn Watson, 25 of Garner was standing on the side of the road at the time she was struck by a 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser. She was transported to Wake Med Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. A passenger in the vehicle was also transported to the hospital for complaint of injury. As a result of the crash investigation, the driver of the PT Cruiser, James Edward Evans, 59 of Raleigh, was arrested and charged with Driving While Impaired and Careless and Reckless Driving.

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