ROLESVILLE — A Rolesville police car moving through an intersection, failed to yield the right of way and collided with another vehicle, causing an estimated $23,000 damage to both vehicles combined, according to a crash report from the N.C. State Highway Patrol.
Officer Shawn Douglas McKimmey, 46, was traveling northbound on U.S. 401 with his 2010 Ford cruiser’s blue lights and siren activated shortly after 9:30 a.m. on June 21.
Stefanie Lynn Saba, 37, driving a 2006 Toyota SUV, was traveling west on Redford Place Drive.
McKimmey entered the intersection at Redford Place Drive against a red light. Having the green light, Saba entered the intersection at the same time to cross over to Rogers Road from Redford Place Drive.
The two vehicles collided in the intersection with McKimmey’s vehicle striking Saba’s on the right side. Saba’s car, which deployed both front and side air bags, traveled 43 feet before coming to rest on its side, facing east. McKimmey’s vehicle came to a stop facing north.
Both McKimmey and Saba were found to be wearing lap and shoulder belts, and both were listed as having possible injuries. However, Saba declined transport to the hospital at the scene and McKimmey continued with his shift for the day after the accident was cleared from the intersection.
Neither vehicle was speeding — Saba was traveling at the posted 35 miles per hour while McKimmey was moving at just 20 mph, 15 mph below the speed limit.
The damage to Saba’s SUV was estimated at $15,000 and damage to the police cruiser was estimated at $8,000.
McKimmey has been employed with the town of Rolesville since August of 2009 and has no prior accidents or similar incidents.
According to the report, no charges were filed.