Pedestrian injured in hit-and-run


Staff Writer

Friday, August 23, 2019

Rocky Mount police are investigating a hit-and-run incident on Saturday that sent a pedestrian to the hospital.

A 62-year-old man reportedly was struck by a vehicle about 11:10 p.m. Saturday while walking on the 1900 block of Peele Road. Sgt. Brad Summerlin said the unidentified vehicle then fled the scene, leaving the man on the side of the road suffering from severe lacerations to his leg.

Rocky Mount police responded to the scene within six minutes, according to police reports. The man was transported to Nash UNC Health Care for treatment. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening, Summerlin said.

Anyone with additional information about this incident or any crimes in the area is asked to contact police at 252-972-1411 or Crime Stoppers at 252-977-1111 or crimestoppers@rockymountnc.gov.

Tips also can be texted to police at 274637 by beginning messages with RMPOL to direct the tip to the Rocky Mount Police Department and typing up to 155 characters about the information.