A Wayne County deputy was hurt Wednesday morning in a traffic accident as he was responding to a call. The other driver in the crash was seriously injured.
Troopers say Deputy Daniel Truhan was heading north on Highway 117 with his cruiser's blue lights activated when a pickup truck pulled out into his path from Woodville Drive.
The Highway Patrol says Susan Waltson was trying to head south on the highway when the crash happened. The Goldsboro woman has been charged with failure to yield right of way.
Deputies say Truhan suffered a broken leg and broken arm and is undergoing surgery. Waltson was in serious condition at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.
Truhan’s 2009 Ford Crown Victoria and Walston’s Dodge pickup truck are listed as total losses.