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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Police charged a pedestrian after they say he crossed the road in the middle of Market Street and was hit by a car last night.

A police spokeswoman says it happened around 10:15 p.m. in the 4000 block of Market near Wetsig Road.

Investigators say Geoffrey Jackson, 46, crossed in the middle of the block and was hit by a vehicle heading east. Police say Jackson, who they say appeared to be impaired, is in the hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

Officers cited Jackson for crossing outside a marked crosswalk.

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  • Back off on the scooters,, All ppl need one. Cars should be illegal

  • davenorth

    Oh man, don’t get me started on scooters. I cant believe we haven’t had more scooter riders run down out of spite. Whenever traffic starts backing up, I automatically start looking for the scooter causing it. They shouldn’t be allowed on streets with more than a 35 mph speed limit. And if its motorized and on ANY city street or county road it should be licensed.

  • jsmith

    They would then have to cross at an intersection if no marked crosswalks were available, and they would still have to obey the traffic lights.

    Read the NC General Statues on pedestrians and crosswalks…

  • Guest-of-the-day

    If there wasn’t a cross-walk within 5 miles of there, you’re basically saying that it’s illegal for pedestrians to cross the street! What’s next, illegal to be poor in North Carolina?

  • guest 131

    There’s a stop light with a cross walk 200 feet from Westig Rd.

  • troy

    Okay now start working on ticketing all the tailgaters, every accident you see around here is hit from behind.

  • love life in wlim

    now if they would do something about scooters, the roads would be a lot safer for us


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