By Olivia Neeley | firstname.lastname@example.org | 252-265-7879
NASHVILLE — A Nash County deputy remains in critical condition following a Thanksgiving Day crash during a Rocky Mount traffic stop.
Deputy Jared Allison tried to pull over a motorcycle for a traffic violation when another vehicle slammed into his patrol car at the intersection of U.S. 301 and May Drive around 7:10 p.m. Thursday, Maj. Eddie Moore of the Nash County Sheriff’s Office said in a Friday news release.
“The patrol vehicle was struck and rolled several times, ending up coming to rest in the median of U.S. 301,” Moore said.
Motorists stopped to render aid and medics and firefighters arrived to administer lifesaving efforts. Moore said occupants of the vehicle that struck Allison’s patrol car were taken to Nash UNC Health Care in Rocky Mount and released without significant injuries.
Allison was taken to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, where he remained in critical condition Friday.
Allison has been employed with the Nash County Sheriff’s Office for nearly three years and is assigned to the office’s traffic team, which is funded by a grant from the N.C. Governor’s Highway Safety Program. The N.C. Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.
“The Nash County Sheriff’s Office would like to take this opportunity to thank all of those citizens from all over who have reached out to us in this difficult time,” Moore said in the release. “We ask that you continue to keep Deputy Allison and his family in your prayers during this time and pray for a complete healing. We also ask that you keep the other persons involved in the crash in your thoughts as well. Although they were not seriously injured, it is still a traumatic event for everyone involved.”
When the crash occurred, Allison was conducting traffic enforcement as part of the Governor’s Highway Safety Program’s “Click It or Ticket” seat belt campaign.