Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a Lumberton hit-and-run driver who left a man in critical condition.
Fifty-nine-year-old William Floyd of Lovette Road was riding his bicycle in an area close to Center Street when he was struck by a car around 5:52 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.
Floyd sustained life-threatening injuries and he was taken to a hospital.
Police said the driver of the vehicle sped away before first responders arrived but the individual was not at fault for the accident.
Rather, the police said in a statement that it appeared Floyd ran into the car. Still, investigators need to identify the car and the motorist involved.
Officers did not provide any details about the make or model of the car. However, they said it was white and it was struck on the front left side.
Investigators have not yet been able to interview the victim because of the extent of his injuries.
Anyone who has information about the crash or the Lumberton hit-and-run driver has been asked to call officer Cedrique Bridges at 910-671-3845.
South Carolina has laws against leaving the scene of an accident without trying to help the injured or providing personal information. Whenever this happens, it is considered a hit-and-run and the motorist can face both criminal and civil consequences.
Some drivers flee out of panic while others fear they’ll be arrested because they have outstanding warrants or they’re committing another crime such as driving under the influence.
If you suffered injuries in a car accident, you may be entitled to compensation even if the driver fled the scene. A North Carolina car accident attorney can evaluate your case and provide you with expert guidance. You may be able to recover a variety of losses.