Troopers seek green Honda in Wake County hit-and-run with pedestrian

From staff reportsJuly 5, 2013 

— 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.

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