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Aug 1, 2023

Police search for driver who hit 6 migrant workers

LINCOLNTON (AP) — Police in North Carolina say six migrant workers were intentionally hit by an SUV in a Walmart parking lot in North Carolina. Lincolnton Police say the workers were hit Sunday afternoon at a Walmart in Lincolnton in what appears to have been an intentional assault with a vehicle, but the motives of the driver are still under investigation. The victims were treated at a local ho[...]

May 11, 2022

North Carolina woman charged in fatal hit-and-run 

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Police say a North Carolina woman is accused of driving away after her car hit and injured a pedestrian last fall. The victim died this week.  News outlets report Nyquasia Shybreal Rowell, 22, of High Point was driving south on North Spring Street in Greensboro in the center travel lane early […]

Aug 27, 2020

Farmer injured by hit-and-run driver settles claim for $750K

  A farmer who was seriously injured after he stopped on the side of a road to fix his truck and was struck by a van that had veered off the road has confidentially settled a pre-lawsuit claim against the at-fault driver’s employer for $750,000, his attorney reports. Bob Whitley of Raleigh reports that his […]

Dec 30, 2019

Man charged in fatal hit-and-run on North Carolina road

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A motorist has been charged in a fatal hit-and-run in North Carolina’s largest city that occurred when a sedan struck a youth riding a bicycle, police said. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said Rodney Lycurgus McCorkle Jr., 19, was arrested Friday evening and charged with felony hit-and-run, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of […]

Oct 23, 2018

Criminal Law – Hit-and-Run – Defense of Accident – Willfullness

Defendant was charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and felony hit-and-run for running over the boyfriend of defendant’s former paramour. The jury convicted defendant on both charges. The trial court need not have instructed the jury on defense of accident because multiple eyewitnesses testified that defendant’s vehicle appeared to intentionally strike […]

Jun 15, 2017

Leaving the scene: Court OKs driver’s taking wreck victim to hospital

Leaving an accident scene to drive yourself or an injured person to the hospital is not against the law, the North Carolina Court of Appeals declared in a decision that reversed a felony hit-and-run conviction. In granting Michael Scaturro Jr. a new trial, the court rejected the prosecution’s argument that state law prohibits a driver […]

Jun 8, 2017

Criminal Practice – Hit & Run – Taking Victim to Hospital – Plain Error – Willfulness Instruction

State v. Scaturro (Lawyers Weekly No. 011-176-17, 18 pp.) (Hunter Murphy, J.) (Richard Dietz, J., concurring in the result only without separate opinion) Appealed from New Hanover County Superior Court (Phyllis Gorham, J.) N.C. App. Holding: Although defendant left the scene of an accident, he did so in order to take the victim to the […]

Mar 2, 2015

Criminal Practice — Hit & Run – Flight Instruction – Reckless Driving

State v. Barnes (Lawyers Weekly No. 15-16-0185, 8 pp.) (Chris Dillon, J.) Appealed from Mecklenburg County Superior Court (H. William Constangy, J.) N.C. App. Unpub. Editor’s Note: On the Court of Appeals’ website, this case is listed as State v. McKinley. Holding: Given the speed and manner of defendant’s departure from the site where he […]

Sep 23, 2014

Brevard woman pleads guilty in fatal hit-and-run

A Brevard woman has pleaded guilty to felony hit-and-run and misdemeanor death by motor vehicle in the 2013 death of a Wilmington cyclist.

Jul 17, 2014

Criminal Practice – Hit & Run – Attorneys – Constitutional – Ineffective Assistance Claim – Motion to Dismiss

State v. Williams (Lawyers Weekly No. 14-07-0670, 10 pp.) (Linda Stephens, J.) Appealed from Buncombe County Superior Court (Richard Doughton, J.) N.C. App. 14-1 Holding: Even though defense counsel failed to move to dismiss the felony hit and run charge, since the state presented sufficient evidence to go to the jury, defendant was not prejudiced, […]

Feb 14, 2014

Man charged in double-fatal hit-and-run wreck

A Kure Beach man faces charges in connection with a hit-and-run wreck that killed two people who were trying to aid a truck driver on a snow-covered Interstate 40.

Jul 22, 2013

Woman charged in toddler’s hit-and-run death

A warrant has been issued for a Mount Olive woman accused of hitting and killing a toddler with her car in May and leaving the scene of the accident.

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