Troopers searching for driver after Midway hit and run

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MIDWAY, N.C. — State troopers are investigating a hit and run that left one man in the hospital and troopers searching for information.

At about 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Quintin Lindsay and Bobby Lee Tuttle were walking against traffic on Midway School Road, when they saw a dark-colored sedan speed up. Lyndsay was able to jump to safety, but Tuttle was hit by the vehicle.

Lindsay believes the driver intended to hit him and his friend.

“The car had enough room to get over. Ain’t no other car coming down. It done switched over and tried to hit both of us,” said Lindsay.

Tuttle, who is in his late 50s, suffered several broken bones including compound fractures in his arm and leg. He’s recovering at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Jessie Moore lives nearby and called 9-1-1 after the accident. She doesn’t think much of whomever hit her friend and left him on the side of the road.

“That’s just like hitting an animal, like just hit’ em and then just keep on going. They treated him just like an animal. That’s what I think,” said Moore.

Troopers found a broken side view mirror near the scene. However, they are unsure if it belongs to the sedan investigators are searching for.

Investigators believe they are searching for a dark, Mazda sedan, with side impact damage, and possible damage to the front of the vehicle.

Anyone with information is asked the call the state highway patrol at (336) 249-0247.


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