Burlington man charged in hit-and-run that injured woman

Posted on: 4:23 pm, October 13, 2013, by

Wilson Earl White, 32, of Burlington

Wilson Earl White, 32, of Burlington

BURLINGTON, N.C. — A Burlington man turned himself in Saturday after police said he ran a red light, caused a crash that injured a woman and then fled the scene.

Police said 32-year-old Wilson Earl White was charged with felony hit-and-run and a red light violation after he turned himself in at the Alamance County Detention Center.

Authorities said White ran the light at the intersection of North Park Avenue and Elmira Street shortly before 10 p.m. Friday.

White was driving a Ford F-150 pick-up north on North Park Avenue that hit a 2003 Isuzu Rodeo headed east on Elmira Street, police said.

White got out of the truck and ran off with a passenger, while the victim had to be extricated from her vehicle, authorities said.

Police said an emergency crew took the 57-year-old victim to Alamance Regional Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. She was later taken to UNC Chapel Hill for treatment.

The suspect’s bond was set at $15,000. The victim is being treated for two broken vertebra and seven broken ribs, according to the Burlington Times-News.

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