Highway Patrol looking for driver who struck pedestrian

The State Highway Patrol is asking for the public's help in
locating a hit and run vehicle that struck a pedestrian in Wake County.

On Thursday at approximately 10:43 p.m., the
State Highway Patrol was dispatched to a serious hit-and-run collision
involving a pedestrian and a passenger vehicle on the on-ramp from Smithfield
Road leading to the U.S. 64 west by-pass.

A witness told the Highway Patrol that a green-colored older model Honda
was traveling directly behind him on the on-ramp when he
noticed the Honda passenger vehicle swerve to the right onto the shoulder. The
vehicle struck a Hispanic male who was walking west on the shoulder of the
on-ramp. The vehicle stopped momentarily but then fled the scene, traveling
west on the U.S. 64 by-pass.

The pedestrian was transported to Wake Medical Center
where he is listed as being in critical condition.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact the
Raleigh State Highway Patrol Communication Center at (919)733-3861 or the
Raleigh Troop C District State Highway Patrol office at (919)733-4400.


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