Investigation underway after hit-and-run in Greensboro

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — An investigation is underway after a hit-and-run on Saturday night, according to a news release from Crime Stoppers.

Around 8:40 p.m., a late-model dark-colored Dodge Challenger hit a pedestrian and downed tree debris on Brightwood School Road.

According to a Greensboro police report, the victim is 39-year-old William Etheridge, who owns a tree service company in Raleigh.

Etherdge told FOX8 by phone that he was in the area to offer assistance following winter weather that caused downed trees and power lines. He said a tree was blocking Brightwood School Road, and he got out of the truck and put emergency flashers on to see if he could turn around.

He told dispatchers a car struck him, throwing him into a nearby ditch.

Etheridge is recovering from broken bones at Moses Cone Hospital and relatives say his full recovery could take months.

Etheridge’s family said they would forgive the driver, but urge that person to turn themselves in.

The vehicle should have front end and/or underneath damage from driving through tree debris in the road, the release said.

Anyone with information on this hit-and-run is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (336) 373-1000.

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