Winston-Salem man seriously injured after hit by SUV while crossing the street

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- A man was seriously injured when an SUV hit him and kept going, according to police.

At about 8:37 p.m. Tuesday evening, 59-year-old Jerry Wayne Samuels was crossing the 2900 block of New Walkertown Road when the SUV, driving southwest on New Walkertown, hit him.

Police say the man was taken to a hospital with very serious injuries. He lives at a nearby apartment complex.

Neighbors describe him as sweet and soft-spoken. They were upset the driver took off.

“It’s sad, they need to be caught,” said Monique Mercer, who lives at Eastgate Village Apartments. “I’m hoping if anybody knows anything, a license plate or anything just come forward.”

Evidence suggests the vehicle suspected in the hit-and-run may be a gray or silver late model Jeep Cherokee or similar vehicle.

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