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Greensboro police sergeant struck by van, expected to be okay: police

According to the Greensboro Police Department, the incident happened on Wendover Ave. Saturday morning around 5:45 a.m.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — A Greensboro police sergeant was hit by a van Saturday morning. According to the Greensboro Police Department, the incident happened on Wendover Ave. around 5:45 a.m. 

As a result, Wendover Avenue East-Bound and West-Bound were blocked between Meadowood Street and Edwardia Drive.

The officer, CD Vaughn, suffered non-life-threatening injuries and is expected to be okay, police said. She was taken to the hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.  

The driver of the van, Kyle Comer, 32, also struck Sergeant Vaugn's police SUV during the incident, according to police. Authorities said Comer was driving his vehicle in an 'inattentive manner.'

Comer, who remained at the scene of the crash, was charged with failing to reduce his speed to avoid a collision, failing to move over for a police vehicle, failing to obey the traffic direction of a police officer, and careless and reckless driving.  

Mayor Nancy Vaughn took to Instagram to encourage drivers to slow down following the incident.