RALEIGH — The State Highway Patrol asked the public's help Friday in finding an older-model, green Honda that troopers believe critically injured a pedestrian Thursday night in eastern Wake County and then fled the scene.
A witness told troopers that the Honda was behind him while he was using a ramp from Smithfield Road to the westbound side of the U.S. 64 Bypass, 1st Sgt. Jeff Gordon, a Highway Patrol spokesman, said Friday.
The driver told troopers he saw the Honda swerve onto the right shoulder of the ramp, and it hit a man, stopped briefly and then drove away west on the bypass about 10:45 p.m., Gordon said.
The walker, whose identity troopers have not released, was in critical condition Friday at WakeMed Hospital in Raleigh, Gordon reported.
The Honda, he said, will have heavy front-end damage, will be missing its front bumper and will be missing its headlights.
Troopers asked that anyone with information about the hit-and-run or any car resembling the one they were seeking to call the Raleigh State Highway Patrol Communication Center at 919-733-3861 or the Troop C District State Highway Patrol office at 919-733-4400.