A 17-year-old girl and a Durham sheriff’s deputy were injured Thursday morning when their vehicles collided in East Durham.
Their injuries did not appear to be life-threatening, authorities reported.
The accident occurred shortly before 7:30 a.m. at the intersection of Angier Avenue and Pleasant Drive, according to police spokeswoman Kammie Michael. Investigators said Lauryn Hill of Durham pulled out from Pleasant Drive into the path of a marked patrol car driven by Durham County Deputy M. Conrad Smith.
Smith had the right-of-way, Michael said. Speed and alcohol did not appear to be factors in the accident, she said. No charges had been filed Thursday afternoon, but the accident remained under investigation.
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Smith was treated at the hospital for a leg injury and was expected to be released Thursday. Sheriff Mike Andrews visited with the deputy and Hill, who was also treated at the hospital, said sheriff’s spokeswoman Tamara Gibbs.