Winston-Salem man seriously hurt in hit-and-run


The 2700 block of West Mountain Street (Google Maps)

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A Winston-Salem man was taken to the hospital in critical condition Tuesday morning after police say he was struck by a vehicle.

Police say 21-year-old Richard Bernard Byers Jr. was struck shortly before 10:45 a.m. in the 2700 block of West Mountain Street.

When officers arrived, police say they found Byers lying in the grass near the roadway with visible injuries to his head.

No witnesses or suspect vehicles were found at the scene, police said.

As of 3 p.m. Tuesday, police said Byers was listed in critical condition in the intensive care unit at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Anyone who may have witnessed the accident is asked to call police.

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