Pedestrian hit crossing Causeway Drive


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A woman crossing the intersection of Causeway Drive and Waynick Boulevard was struck by a white Toyota truck turning left onto Causeway Drive around 4:30 p.m. on Monday, June 16.

Wrightsville Beach Police, Wrightsville Beach Fire and New Hanover County EMS responded to the scene and treated the woman for minor scrapes and bruises after the low speed collision. The victim was identified as Nancy Gonzales, a employee of the Wrightsville Beach Parking office, and was transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center for her injuries.

The woman driving the truck was arrested on charges of driving while impaired and failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk. Wrightsville Beach Police also retrieved a large revolver from the truck but WBPD Captain M. Core said there were no charges associated with the firearm.

On Tuesday, June 17, Wrightsville Beach Parking manager Bryant Sykes said he had let Gonzales leave work early Monday. Gonzales said she would go for a walk around the John Nesbitt Loop, which Sykes said she does nearly every day. After parking at the Wynn Plaza public parking lot Gonzales was walking north in the crosswalk at the intersection when she was struck by the truck.


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