North Carolina Woman Hit, Injured by Driver Who was Texting

KERNERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A woman has been seriously injured after being struck by a motorist who was texting while driving.

Kernersville police say in a news release that the 65-year-old Mocksville woman was refueling her disabled car on the emergency breakdown strip on U.S. 421 Wednesday afternoon when she was struck by a 2000 Volkswagen Golf. The victim was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in serious condition.

Police have charged 28-year-old Emily Leu with failure to maintain proper lane control, failure to reduce speed to avoid colliding with a person, texting while driving and reckless driving to endanger.

Leu is scheduled to appear in Forsyth County District Court on Dec. 7. It's unclear if she has an attorney.

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