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A Newton police officer was transported to the hospital after being struck by a car just before noon Friday.
NPD Officer Evalenne Fowler, 86, was walking north across â€śAâ€ť Street at Main Avenue when she was hit by an older model mustang.
â€¨Fowler, a parking enforcement officer who patrols downtown Newton, was transported to Catawba Valley Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries in her left leg and hip, Yarborough said.
The driver of the mustang, Linda P. Holland, 64, of Newton, was cited for failure to yield to a crosswalk, said Newton Police Maj. Kevin Yarborough.
â€¨Holland was making a left turn onto â€śAâ€ť Street when she struck Fowler, Yarborough said. â€¨NPD Officer Kenneth Campbell also works parking enforcement in Newton.
He said while Fridayâ€™s accident is a rarity, â€śyou never know.â€ť
â€śIf you donâ€™t watch what youâ€™re doing, it could happen,â€ť he said.