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Pedestrian suffers life-threatening injuries in Route 501 hit-and-run

SoVaNow.com / January 12, 2018


Virginia State Police are investigating a hit-and-run of a pedestrian in northern Halifax County at the Staunton River and Campbell County line. The crash occurred at approximately 6:45 a.m., Friday (Jan. 12) on Route 501/L.P. Bailey Memorial Highway approximately a half-mile north of Route 632/Hog Wallow Road.

Two vehicles were traveling north on Route 501 when one of the vehicles tried to pass the other one. The passing vehicle illegally used the right shoulder where it struck a male subject walking on the right shoulder. After striking the male pedestrian, the vehicle then struck the guardrail. The impact of the crash threw the pedestrian to the ground and the suspect vehicle fled the scene.

The male pedestrian was transported to Centra Lynchburg General Hospital where he is still being treated for life-threatening injuries.

State police are asking anyone with information about this incident and/or the suspect vehicle to please contact us by dialing #77 or 434-352-7128, or by email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). The suspect vehicle should have damage to its windshield, right front end, and passenger side.

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