Hit and run victim recovering from surgery, more to come


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The victim of a hit and run Thanksgiving night is recovering after surgery and waiting for more.

Joseph Earl Jones Jr. is still in the ICU at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He had surgery yesterday morning and will need another Friday. His family says Jones is on oxygen and has lost a lot of blood.

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Highway Patrol is still looking for the driver who hit Jones on Carolina Beach Road near Monkey Junction. Troopers are looking for a 1995 Chevrolet pick-up, Tahoe or Suburban with damage to the front right side.