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Update to Traffic Crash

Post Date:03/25/2020 1:47 PM

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Gina V. Hawkins

Chief of Police

Release: IMMEDIATE           Contact: Officer J. Strickland, Public Information Officer

Date: March 24, 2020             Phone: (910) 433-1500 ext. 2888      

 

Update to Traffic Crash

(Fayetteville, NC) – Officers with the Fayetteville Police Department’s Traffic Unit have identified those involved in the vehicle crash which occurred at Fayetteville Area System of Transit along the 400 block of Grove Street.

The pedestrian has been identified as Naeem Jihad (B/M, 62 years of age) of the 1000 block of Appalachin Drive. He is listed in critical but stable condition at UNC Chapel Hill.

Dwayne McLean (B/M, 56 years of age) of the 1000 block of Winward Cove, was operating a 2010 Gillig Bus at the time of the collision. McLean did not suffer any injuries.

The investigation has revealed Jihad was performing maintenance on a FAST bus inside of a service bay of the building when McLean drove a bus into the service bay, and struck Jihad pinning him between the buses.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation and more details will be released as they become available.

Anyone with information regarding the traffic crash is asked to contact Officers with the Fayetteville Police Department’s Traffic Unit at (910) 433-1807 or Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477).  Crimestoppers information can also be submitted electronically, by visiting http://fay-nccrimestoppers.org and completing the anonymous online tip sheet, or by downloading the FREE “P3 Tips” app available for Apple devices in the Apple App Store and available for Android devices in Google Play.

 

Traffic Crash

(Fayetteville, NC) – On Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at approximately 7:42 pm, officers with the Fayetteville Police Department responded to a vehicle crash involving a pedestrian located at Fayetteville Area System of Transit along the 400 block of Grove Street.

The preliminary investigation revealed the victim was in a service bay of the building when a FAST bus entering the bay struck the victim. The victim is being transported to UNC Chapel Hill with life threatening injuries.  

The identities of those involved are currently being withheld until immediate family members can be notified.

Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

Anyone with information regarding the traffic crash is asked to contact Officers with the Fayetteville Police Department’s Traffic Unit at (910) 433-1807 or Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477).  Crimestoppers information can also be submitted electronically, by visiting http://fay-nccrimestoppers.org and completing the anonymous online tip sheet, or by downloading the FREE “P3 Tips” app available for Apple devices in the Apple App Store and available for Android devices in Google Play.

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