Hit-and-run driver strikes 12-year-old NC boy on bike, traveling 65-70 mph
JACKSON COUNTY, N.C. — The North Carolina Highway Patrol is asking for help finding the driver who hit a 12-year-boy on his bike and left the scene Sunday night.
August Lusk, 12, was riding his new bike outside his parent’s apartment when they say a black pickup truck hit the young boy and didn’t stop. He was taken to a hospital in Asheville, where his father says he’s stable with injuries to his skull, collarbone and ankle.
“Wounds, I mean I’ve never seen wounds like that ever,” says Matt Lusk. “It took everything I had not to break down because I was trying to be strong for him.”
Troopers estimate the pickup was traveling 65-70 mph in a zone posted 55. They also say pieces of the headlight left behind indicate the pickup was either a Ford F-150 between the years 1980-86, or a Bronco.
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