Man attempts suicide by stepping in front of truck


From Staff Reports

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Rocky Mount police confirmed Friday that they are treating an incident in which a pedestrian was stuck by a motor vehicle Thursday as an attempted suicide.

Around 9 a.m. Thursday on U.S. 64 near the intersection with U.S. 64 Alternate, a 47-year-old man was reportedly seen stepping out in front of a moving truck. The man, who police have not been able to identify, is being treated in a local medical facility for major injuries. 

Rocky Mount police Cpl. Mike Lewis said the truck involved in the incident was a large commercial vehicle. No charges will be filed against the driver, Lewis said.

“Based on the evidence at the scene and reports of the actions of the person struck, we are treating this event as an attempted suicide,” Lewis said.