A woman named Zaida Juarez was apparently doing nothing more than standing on the shoulder of NC Highway 147 when she was struck by a passing vehicle on Friday morning.
The vehicle, reported to be a white Toyota Camry, fled the scene. Ms. Juarez was on the shoulder of the road following an earlier accident. She was taken to a local hospital for treatment of her injuries.
This is a very unusual hit-and-run in that numerous witnesses identified the vehicle that struck Ms. Juarez. Hopefully, police will be able to apprehend the driver in this important accident.