CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Police said they have charged a man accused of hitting a woman who was walking in uptown Charlotte early Thursday morning and then running from the scene.
Emergency crews were called just after 6:30 a.m. to the intersection of East Stonewall and South Caldwell streets, where they found a woman who had been hit by a car.
Witnesses told police the vehicle that struck the woman sped off after the collision.
The woman was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, paramedics told Channel 9.
Officials said 19-year-old Barrington Streete was charged later Thursday morning. CMPD said it happened because of the help of witnesses who came forward.
Authorities said there have been six pedestrian fatalities in the city this year. Some pedestrians who spoke with Channel 9 said that has them worried.
"Six is too many. I mean it should be zero," pedestrian Elizabeth Legg said. "I think the city needs to look at ways we can help pedestrians be safer. They know a lot of people commute on foot and now that we have scooters and bikes. We just kind of need more safety measures done."
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