make WWAY your homepage  Become a fan on facebook  Follow us on twitter  Receive RSS Newsfeeds  MEMBERS: Register | Login

ONLY ON 3: Man hit by alleged drunk driver talks about crash

READ MORE: ONLY ON 3: Man hit by alleged drunk driver talks about crash

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- One of the pedestrians hit by an alleged drunk driver on Wrightsville Beach over the Memorial Day weekend speaks out. Marc Miller's leg is in pretty bad shape, but surprisingly, he is in good spirits.

Doctors put had a titanium plate put in Miller's left leg after police say Jedadiah Woodcock hit Miller and Lindsey Casey May 30. Miller says they were walking on the Wrightsville Beach loop after the bars closed to meet up with their designated driver, when they stepped out into the street to let some people go around them. The impact of Woodcock's car sent Casey flying 22 feet through the air and Miller 14 feet.

"When we stepped into the street, I just looked behind me, and I saw that that car was coming, and I tried to move Lindsey out of the way," Miller said. "And when I pushed her out of the way I just remember getting hit head-on by the car, and they say I flipped up, and I remember getting hit by the windshield and then after that I don't really remember anything."

Miller says he has no hard feelings toward Woodcock, who police say blew a .09 on a breathalyzer test, had marijuana in his car and is now charged with his second DWI in less than a year. Police also say they found a partially written text message on the screen of Woodcock's phone. Texting while driving is illegal in North Carolina.

Casey has been transported back to New Hanover Regional Medical Center from a hospital in Chapel Hill. Miller says she is suffering from pelvic fractures and needs extensive knee surgery, but she has no health insurance.

Friends are planning a benefit to help pay for Casey's and Miller's medical bills. It will be at the Sidebar in Downtown Wilmington June 15, starting at 9 p.m.

Disclaimer: Comments posted on this, or any story are opinions of those people posting them, and not the views or opinions of WWAY NewsChannel 3, its management or employees. You can view our comment policy here.



The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

More information about formatting options

To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.
Please re-enter the code shown in the image below.