Man arrested in Greensboro hit-and-run involving scooter

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The victim, Eric Smith

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Police have arrested a 22-year-old in connection with a hit-and-run involving a moped that occurred earlier this week in Greensboro.

Police say Larry Clifton Burnett Jr. is charged with felony hit-and-run in connection with the collision, which was reported shortly after 3:15 p.m. Tuesday in the 800 block of East Market Street near Pastor Anderson Way.

Burnett was arrested shortly before 9 a.m. Friday at his home in the 200 block of King Street, police said.

The victim, 56-year-old Eric Smith, was taken by ambulance to an area hospital.

Police said the suspect’s vehicle was a white, four-door Volvo.

“A car came straight out of the parking lot and t-boned me,” Smith told FOX8’s Carter Coyle on Wednesday. He said he didn’t remember anything else, and was unconscious for several minutes before officers were able to wake him up.

Witnesses said the driver got out of his car, pulled pieces of the moped out from under the vehicle and took off.

Smith had several gashes on his head and severe scrapes on his back, neck, hands and arms.

“My neck is hurting more than anything now. The doctor says it’s okay, though. I’m just sore,” Smith said.

Smith says the impact of the car was so hard, it threw him from his moped and knocked off his helmet.