• Police looking for hit-and-run driver who crashed into pedestrian


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Police are searching for the driver who hit a pedestrian late Tuesday night and sped off.

    Officers said the collision happened just before midnight on Woodlawn Road at Nations Crossing in south Charlotte.

    Police said the victim was not in a crosswalk when they stepped out in front of the car.

    Channel 9 crews could see crime tape up around the road and the victim’s shoes and other pieces of clothing still in the road.

    Paramedics rushed that victim to the hospital with serious injuries.

    Detectives are looking for a silver Ford sedan with front-end damage.

    Last year, 28 people died in Charlotte after they were hit by cars, which was a record. So far in 2019, 11 pedestrians have been killed in collisions.

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    Voters have approved $118 million in transportation bonds for new sidewalks, crossings and bike lanes in an effort to make Charlotte streets safer.

    Check back with wsoctv.com for updates on this story.

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