Dragnet for Driver of Hit-and-Run in North Carolina (NC)
LEXINGTON, N.C. — Troopers from the North Carolina Highway Patrol continue searching for a driver who collided with a car and then struck a woman who was walking on the side of the road. The driver who hit the female pedestrian fled from the area while the other car involved in the wreck remained at the scene. The female pedestrian sustained serious, but non-life-threatening injuries. According to The Dispatch, the hit-and-run collision happened on Old U.S. Highway 52 in the area of Follansbee Road. Troopers say that the car that caused the wreck and fled from the scene likely had Florida registration plates and damage to the front of the vehicle. *
The information provided by the trooper investigating the hit-and-run incident indicated that law enforcement received an emergency call around 11:30 a.m. reporting a hit-and-run crash that involved two vehicles and a pedestrian. The reports directed the troopers’ attention to the area on the north side of Follansbee Road on Old U.S. Highway 52. Upon arrival, the troopers found an adult female suffering from severe injuries after she was hit by a car that raced away out of the area. Troopers also located a 1994 Dodge van with fresh damage.
The responding troopers learned that the vehicle that ran from the scene, identified as a gray Dodge Charger, collided with the Dodge van. The impact with the van, and perhaps attempts at evasive maneuvering, forced the Charger off of the road to the right. An adult woman was walking on the right side of the road in the wrong place. The Charger went off the road and struck the female pedestrian. The driver of the gray Dodge Charger sped away.
EMS personnel rushed the pedestrian to Wake Forest University Baptist Hospital located in Winston-Salem with injuries reported to be non-life-threatening. Authorities did not give any detail about the nature of her injuries. Troopers say that the Charger that took off may have Florida tags. The case remains open.
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