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Police Ask for Help Solving Hit-and-Run Accident in Wilmington, North Carolina

September 18, 2019

WILMINGTON, N.C. — Wilmington police officers have asked for the public’s help in solving a hit-and-run accident. WECT reported that the suspect who fled the area of the crash still under investigation is a young female with red hair. The hit-and-run accident took place around the intersection of Rutledge Drive and Morgan Street around 7 p.m. on a Tuesday night. Anyone who has information concerning the hit-and-run accident may contact the Wilmington Police Department to report what they know about the crash. *

The investigating officers from the Wilmington Police Department do not understand why the young female driver left the area of the crash. According to reports filed by the investigating officers, the young woman with the red hair was driving a newer model black Volvo and collided with a 2019 Kia. Officers described the contact between the Volvo and the Kia as a sideswipe accident. After colliding with the Kia, the driver of the Volvo continued on, nearly taking out a pedestrian and a couple of additional parked cars along the way. The officers said that the Volvo sustained a broken taillight in the crash. No further information about the case was made available. 

Anyone who might know anything about the crash may contact the Wilmington Police Department to turn over information. 

Section 20-166 of the North Carolina Statutes creates the duty of a motorist involved in a crash to stop and either exchange information with the other driver if the accident is a not a reportable accident or wait for a police officer to arrive on the scene and complete the investigation before leaving. The investigating officer can give the driver permission to leave the area. However, the driver may not leave before such time. The statue also obligates drivers to render aid to injured motorists, pedestrians, bicycle riders, or motorcycle operators. 

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