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Hit-and-run driver strikes 12-year-old NC boy on bike, traveling 65-70 mph

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August Lusk.

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.