CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A man who was hit by a car and suffered serious injuries last month could no longer earn a living and on Wednesday, he was evicted from his home because he could not pay his rent.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are still searching for the driver after the hit-and-run that happened on Oct. 6 on Beatties Ford Road.
Michael Thompson said he and his girlfriend were crossing the road when he believes the driver sped up and struck him on purpose with the passenger-side view mirror.
"It's clear that it was malicious, because this happened Oct. 6 and this person has not turned himself in," Thompson said.
Thompson was a landscaper who worked as a temp and didn't have any disability insurance.
"I've gone through a lot with this injury," he said.
Many people who need emergency help are victims of a crime, officials said.
"Oftentimes, I will see something on the news like a shooting," said Carol Hardison, CEO of Crisis Assistance Ministry. "I remember one time and then a month later I'll see that family."
She said some end up living out of their car after a crisis. Sometimes they have to move and live with relatives.
"We need stuff for people, like myself, because this was just a random act of violence," Thompson said.
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