A driver has been arrested in Newport News and charged with hit-and-run after a homeless man was hit by a pickup truck in the city.
Holly McPherson, a Newport News Police Department spokeswoman said on March 7 at about 8:30 p.m. police communications received a number of calls relating to an accident involving a pedestrian in the vicinity of 74th Street and Jefferson Avenue.
The driver of the vehicle that hit the pedestrian left the injured man on the scene. “Video surveillance shows a white pickup truck traveling west bound on 74th Street struck a homeless 46 year old man walking north bound on Jefferson Avenue,” McPherson said. The homeless pedestrian remains in the hospital with what Newport News police describe as “possible life threatening injuries.”
McPherson said Hampton police had arrested a 56-year-old man from their city. He has been charged with felony hit-and-run and reckless driving.
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