A Selma man is in critical condition after being hit while riding his motorcycle Wednesday afternoon on Highway 301. Selma Police said the crash occurred at 4:13pm at the intersection of US 301 (N. Pollock Street) and Richardson Street.
The 43 year-old man, whose name was not released, was traveling northbound on his 2000 Harley Davidson when he was hit from behind by a faster moving Chevy Malibu. The motorcyclist was ejected onto the pavement. The ejected driver and his motorcycle were then run over by the car. Police said the hit and run driver, briefly stopped, looked at the injured victim on the highway, made eye contact with an eyewitness, before quickly getting back in his Malibu and speeding away. Police said the vehicle was last seen on Highway 39 North.
The badly injured victim was rushed to Wake Medical Center and at last report was in critical condition today (Thursday).
Police estimate the motorcycle was traveling at approximately 35mph when it was hit from behind by the Malibu, which was traveling at least 45mph.
Officer C. Eason described the hit and run vehicle as a carbon-flash color (dark blue to dark black) 2010 to 2012 model Chevy Malibu with painted black rims and an unknown Florida license plate. When the Malibu ran over the motorcycle, the lower plastic trim piece under the two driver’s side doors fell off. The car will be missing that part along with a missing plastic wheel well trim panel.
A witness said the car’s engine was running poorly and the way the engine sounded was very noticeable.
The car was driven by a Hispanic male in his late-20’s to early-30’s. The man had a chin-strap style beard.
Anyone with information on the hit and run vehicle or the driver is asked to contact Selma Police at 919-965-8189. Callers with information can remain anonymous.