Pedestrian Seriously Injured in Hit-and-Run on Wilkinson Blvd. in Charlotte, North Carolina
CHARLOTTE, NC. – According to a news report posted online at wbtv.com, a pedestrian was seriously injured in a hit-and-run collision that occurred on Wilkinson Boulevard in Charlotte, North Carolina. The driver who struck the pedestrian is reportedly still at-large, and police officers are looking to make an arrest.*
The collision occurred sometime in the late afternoon or early evening, near Weyland Avenue on Wilkinson Boulevard. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and WBTV report that a pedestrian was attempting to cross Wilkinson in this area and was struck by a passing vehicle. The report did not say how the accident took place or what events led to the collision.
It is not clear what direction the vehicle was headed at the time or in what direction the pedestrian was crossing the roadway. The report did not say whether the pedestrian was in a crosswalk or who had the right-of-way when the crash took place. WBTV states that the driver of the vehicle fled the scene after the accident, and a bystander went to the victim to provide aid while emergency crews were en route to the scene. The bystander reportedly fashioned a tourniquet for the victim.
WBTV reports that when officials arrived at the scene, they found that the pedestrian was seriously injured. Emergency responders took the victim to a local hospital, where his or her condition is said to be life-threatening. No identifying information about him or her was listed in the report.
Police were on scene investigating for some time, during which traffic in both directions on Wilkinson Boulevard was closed down. As of the time of the WBTV report’s posting online, officers had not located a suspect in the case or made an arrest. No descriptive information about the driver or the vehicle was included in the report.
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