Police responded to several serious traffic accidents over the past week, including one at NC 73 and Ramah Church Road Saturday, in which an injured driver was hospitalized after a driver pulled out in front of another vehicle traveling about 55 mph. In another case, a seizure may be to blame for a wreck at Main Street and Concord Road Sunday, where a driver struck a sign then drove down the sidewalk into a brick retaining wall. The driver was cited for driving on the sidewalk and failing to heed a police officer’s emergency lights and siren. A case of check fraud and a series of harassing text messages round out the remainder of the week’s calls. See below for details.
TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 8:33 p.m., North Main Street at Concord Road – A Mooresville man driving a 1995 Ford struck a Davidson man’s parked 2011 Volvo while turning right onto N. Main Street. Total combined damage to the vehicles was estimated at $9,500.
THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 1:05 p.m., 212 Gamble Street, Ada Jenkins Center – A Cornelius woman driving a 2001 Mazda backed into a parked 2003 Ford. The driver of the Mazda told police that she was buckling up at the time of the accident. Total combined damage to the vehicles was estimated at $400.
THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 4:24 p.m., 200 block of Harper Lee Street, St. Alban’s neighborhood – Police are investigating a case of fraud in which an unknown suspect sent the victim a fraudulent check written for $2,746.
FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 5:40 p.m., 100 block of Lilac Mist Loop, Davidson Pointe – A female victim reported receiving numerous harassing text messages. The victim was able to show investigating police officers her cell phone’s history.
FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 9:13 p.m., Davidson-Concord Road, near Westmoreland Farm Road – A Charlotte man’s 2005 Nissan sustained $700 in damage when it hit a deer that ran in front of the vehicle.
FRIDAY, MARCH 8, Davidson Gateway Drive – A 20-year-old Huntersville woman was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and carrying a concealed weapon. She was released on $2,250 bond. A 26-year-old Harrisburg man also was arrested. He faces charges of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was released on $1,250 bond.
SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 12:11 p.m., NC 73 at Ramah Church Road – A 20-year-old Cornelius man driving a 1996 Acura pulled out onto NC 73 from Ramah Church, in front of a 59-year-old Sanford, NC, man driving a 2006 Honda at approximately 55 mph. The Honda struck the Acura nearly head-on, causing approximately $25,000 in damage. A Medic ambulance transported one person to a hospital for injuries sustained during the collision, and both vehicles had to be towed from the scene.
SUNDAY, MARCH 10, 1:08 a.m., North Main Street at Concord Road – A Davidson police officer witnessed a Concord woman crash her 2000 Honda into a Town of Davidson parking sign, knocking the sign out of the ground after crossing the double yellow line on North Main Street. The police officer turned on his blue lights and siren and further observed the driver back towards the police cruiser before driving through the crosswalk, down the sidewalk, and into a brick retaining wall. The driver told the officer that she may have had an epileptic seizure, but she refused medical treatment on the scene by a responding Medic ambulance. No signs of impairment were noted by the officer, who issued the driver citations for failing to heed the police officer’s emergency equipment and for driving on a sidewalk. Total combined damage to the vehicle and the parking sign was estimated at $1,250.
ARRESTS, CITATIONS, AND TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT MARCH 4-10
- CONCORD ROAD – 4 arrests for speeding, 1 for expired registration and failure to carry driver’s license.
- DAVIDSON-CONCORD ROAD – 1 for speeding
- EAST ROCKY RIVER ROAD – 3 citations for speeding
- GLASGOW STREET – 1 citation for failing to stop at a stop sign
- GREY ROAD – 6 citations for speeding
- GRIFFITH STREET – 20 citations for speeding, 1 for failing to comply with driver license restrictions, 1 for no insurance, 2 for driver’s license, 1 no registration.
- JETTON STREET – 1 for expired registration/no insurance
- NORTH MAIN STREET – 3 citations for speeding, 1 for no registration, 1 for failure to heed siren and driving on the sidewalk.
- SOUTH MAIN STREET – 2 citations for speeding.
- ROBERT WALKER DRIVE – 6 citations for speeding, 2 for failure to stop at a stop sign.
- POTTS STREET – 1 for speeding.
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