The NC Highway Patrol is searching for the driver of a car involved in a serious collision with a go cart on a rural Johnston County roadway.
It happened around 10:30pm Saturday on Old Fairground Road near Stephenson Road in the West Johnston community.
Troopers said a white Acura RL sedan was traveling north on Old Fairground Road and swerved to avoid a racing-style go cart, that was improperly operating on the highway.
The Acura and go cart collided in the roadway. After the impact, the Acura ran off the road and struck a ditch.
The operator of the go cart was ejected in the roadway.
The driver of the white Acura left the scene, driving north on Old Fairground Road. The car was abandon about a half mile from the scene and the driver fled on foot.
Old Fairground Road does not have any roadway lighting and the go cart was not equipped with any headlights, taillights or reflectors, troopers said.
The operator of the go cart was transported to Wake Medical Center in Raleigh with serious injuries. Troopers did not release the name of the operator.
Anyone who has any information about the driver of the white Acura involved in the collision is asked to contact Trooper Z.B. Price with the NC Highway Patrol by calling 919-733-3861. Callers with information can remain anonymous.