Car hits Newton police officer

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 “A” Street at Main Avenue when she was hit by an older model mustang.

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.

Holland was making a left turn onto “A” Street when she struck Fowler, Yarborough said. 
NPD Officer Kenneth Campbell also works parking enforcement in Newton.

He said while Friday’s accident is a rarity, “you never know.”

“If you don’t watch what you’re doing, it could happen,” he said.