FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WTVD) -- A Cumberland County deputy was hit by a car while directing Monday morning traffic at a school.
At 7:22 a.m., the deputy was working a school zone in front of Lake Rim Elementary School on Hoke Loop Road in Fayetteville.
The driver of the car that hit the deputy remained on the scene.
The deputy was taken to a local hospital for treatment where he is in serious condition.
Sgt. Shawn Strepay with Fayetteville Police Department said this is a good example of why people need to limit distractions when they're behind the wheel, especially while they're driving through a school zone.
"You don't want those blue lights behind you; no one wants that ticket. School zone tickets are very expensive. There's a $250 fine plus court costs and everything else that goes along with it -- but nobody wants to be the one that injures or kills somebody," Strepay said.
If you have any information about this investigation, call Fayetteville Police Officer J. Smith at (910) 987-4510 or Crimestoppers at (910) 483-8477.