- Associated Press - Sunday, May 22, 2016

AYDEN, N.C. (AP) - The Latest on injuries suffered after a car hit pedestrians at a North Carolina town’s barbecue festival (all times local):

5:45 p.m.

North Carolina police say a woman in her 80s suffered serious injuries after being hit by a car at a community barbecue festival.

The Daily Reflector reported (https://bit.ly/1RiqWBW) Ayden Police Chief Barry Stanley said the woman required surgery Sunday at a Greenville hospital. She was hit by a car at the Ayden BBQ Cook-Off and Festival near where bands performed.

Stanley says a police officer was accompanying the woman and her husband across the street. The chief says the vehicle’s driver slowed down, then sped up and hit the officer and the woman. Stanley says the officer received a scrape on his leg.

The names and ages of the driver and pedestrian were not released Sunday.

Police charged the driver with no operator’s license and failure to reduce speed.

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1:10 p.m.

North Carolina police say an elderly woman and a police officer are suffering after being hit by a car at a community barbecue festival.

WCTI reports (https://bit.ly/1WJ3XIf ) police in the Pitt County town of Ayden say the two were hit late Saturday at the Ayden BBQ Cook-Off and Festival near where bands performed. The woman was taken to a Greenville hospital. Her name and injuries were not described.

Police say they’re still investigation details of the incident and the motorist who hit the two.

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Information from: The Daily Reflector, https://www.reflector.com

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