CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Driver intentionally hits woman, takes off


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Crimestoppers is offering a $5,000 reward for information on the driver who they say purposely struck a woman with her car.

Police say it happened on Rutledge Drive Wednesday morning.

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The victim told officers she was walking back from the store with an acquaintance when she heard a horn honking and saw the man with whom she was walking jump out of the way around 9:50 a.m.

Police say the driver of a black sedan intentionally swerved off the roadway to strike the pedestrians.

The suspect struck the victim on her right hip, launching her into the air several feet, before landing on her left side. The victim suffered multiple injuries to her head, shoulder, hips and knees.

After nearly being struck, the man took off and did not return to provide his information.

Police say it’s believed that he is familiar with the suspect.

The driver is described as a light skinned black female, 25-30 years old.

If you have any information on the suspect or the male pedestrian, contact WPD at (910) 343-3609 or use Text-A-Tip to remain anonymous.