Man on sidewalk injured by pickup truck in Apex hit-and-run

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APEX, N.C. (WNCN) — A man was injured after a pickup truck hit him while he was walking along a sidewalk in Apex Sunday night, police say.

The incident was reported just after 9:30 p.m. at the intersection of Evening Star Drive and Sunny Creek Lane, according to Apex police Sgt. G. Pawluk.

The man in his mid-40s was walking along when the pickup truck traveling in the same direction left the road and went onto the sidewalk, police said.

Police later said the pedestrian was in the roadway at the time of the crash.

The man suffered injuries to a leg and was taken to WakeMed, Pawluk said. The driver of the pickup truck fled the scene.

Witnesses said the pickup was silver and had a burned-out right rear taillight, police said. The truck also had extra bright LEDs illuminating the license plate area, Pawluk said.

“The events and suspect who fled the scene of the crash is still being investigated,” police said.

The victim suffered minor injuries and is expected to recover.

If anyone spots the truck involved, they are asked to call 911 or Apex police at (919) 362-8661.

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