Wilmington police investigating felony hit and run after crash involving pedestrian on Wrightsville Avenue

A traffic accident involving a vehicle and a pedestrian Thursday in the 3400 block of Wrightsville Avenue is being investigated as a felony hit and run.
Published: Jan. 5, 2023 at 8:05 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 6, 2023 at 2:14 PM EST
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - A traffic accident involving a vehicle and a pedestrian Thursday in the 3400 block of Wrightsville Avenue is being investigated as a felony hit and run.

Officers responded to the scene shortly before 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

“Upon arrival, officers located one person suffering from life-threatening injuries,” a Wilmington Police Department news release states. “He was taken to Novant Health New Hanover Regional Medical Center and is currently listed in critical condition. The victim’s name is not being released at this time.”

Officials say there is no vehicle description or suspect information available at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Wilmington Police Department at (910) 343-3609 or use the WPD Tip411 app.