Wilmington Police searching for hit and run suspect

Wilmington, NC — Wilmington Police are searching for a suspect who struck a cyclist on South College Road last week causing serious injury.

George Elliott, 59, was riding his three wheel cycle north on South College Road around 5:40 a.m. May 11 when a black in color SUV or pickup truck struck him in front of the CVS and then fled the scene.

The suspect continued north on South College Road onto Chambers Avenue where the vehicle stopped for a short time. The suspect then left north on South College Road making a U-Turn at the Ace Hardware and headed south on South College Road, passing the victim who was laying in the road.

The suspect vehicle could have damage on the passenger side and may have a missing passenger side mirror.

Elliott was transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center where he underwent surgery for his injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to contact WPD at 910-343-3600 or use Text A Tip.

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