Salisbury Police officer involved in morning crash, minor injuries

Published 6:08 pm Wednesday, August 31, 2016

SALISBURY — A Salisbury Police officer received minor injuries Wednesday in a two-vehicle collision in which he was struck by a pickup.

Officer B.S. Parry was traveling in his police cruiser on Statesville Boulevard when he was struck by a gray pickup driven by Gary Atwell, 56, of Spencer.

Atwell told officials he was pulling out of South McCoy Road and didn’t see the officer. The police car had major damage to the front, and the side of the pickup was damaged. Atwell declined to comment.

Parry received a knot on his head, likely from the airbag deploying, and some scratches and abrasions. Both men were seen up walking around.

The collision occurred around 8:04 a.m. with police blocking one side of the road and having motorists detour at Milford Drive.

Atwell was charged with not having a license and a traffic violation for not yielding the right of way to another vehicle entering an intersection from a different highway.

— Shavonne Walker