Pedestrian Hit By Car

The Highway Patrol say a pedestrian hit by a car has been charged. It happened on NC 30 near John Fleming Rd. at 7:30 p.m.

According to the Highway Patrol, 38-year-old Edward Elks of Stokes was walking on NC 30, near John Fleming Road.

Troopers say Elks was walking in the roadway when a car, in the same lane, struck him from behind.

Troopers says Elks was wearing dark clothing and the driver did not see him.

Elks was transported to the hospital. Troopers later charged him with walking on the wrong side of the road.

Officials recommend people walk against the flow of traffic, not with it.

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  • by Anonymous on Oct 22, 2010 at 09:43 PM
    Edward fight the charges.
  • by Scotty Location: Greenville on Oct 22, 2010 at 04:38 PM
    He was walking on the wrong side of the road Concerned. I do not know if it would of made a difference, but you asked what he did wrong.
  • by Concerned Location: Pitt Co on Oct 22, 2010 at 12:33 PM
    He was not drunk or high, he was walking, he has no license and Pat and Charlie is his way around. He was only going to visit family and he was on the side of the road in the grass area, so how was he walking in the middle of the road and the passenger side mirror get ramned into his back and thrown some feet away all his fault, needless to say the mirror was ripped off the van. She as well as others Know this road is good for deer and animals all around, pay attention people, what was he doing wrong, at least he was not driving with no license or drinking and driving, WALKING PEOPLE WALKING, now how is that WRONG
  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on Oct 22, 2010 at 11:46 AM
    Personally I don't think they should have filed any charges at all. This guy getting ran over for doing something already has received enough of a charge for all his medical bills he will have to pay. This makes me wonder if he was drunk or high. Lisa, yeah I can imagine you would have freaked out there. I would have to.
  • by HUR DUR Location: NC on Oct 22, 2010 at 10:38 AM
    TO OK: Read again. It says the pedestrian was charged. :) I totally agree with this. Just the other night I saw a black golf cart riding down the road here without lights carrying people in dark clothing. Freaks me out whenever I come upon someone like this, because I always think that I could have just hit & killed them without seeing them. :(
  • by pete Location: grifton on Oct 22, 2010 at 08:31 AM
    They walk out in front of cars in goldsboro.I know one did that to me.It almost killed him,he had done this 2-3 times person,black clothing and shoes.I was not charged and the next week in goldsboro another one did the same trick to my son. they stand on the corner and when the traffic light changes they walk out and push off your car and lay down pretending to be hurt then try to extort money from you or they will call the cops.
  • by Ok on Oct 22, 2010 at 08:24 AM
    This makes perfect sense. Press charges on a driver for hitting someone walking in the road at night, in dark clothing in the middle of no-where. I guess common sense is a thing of the past.
  • by Subdivision Location: Rocky Mount on Oct 22, 2010 at 08:00 AM
    I can not tell you the number of times teenagers walk down the middle of several streets in my neighborhood. Both them and their parents are plain stupid and asking for hospital bills.
  • by Big'un Location: BoCo on Oct 22, 2010 at 07:59 AM
    Actually its revved up like a duece....another runner in the night... Just
  • by encjack Location: greenville on Oct 22, 2010 at 07:26 AM
    Good job NCSHP for charging this guy! Pedestrians don't ALWAYS have the right-of-way. Especially not stupid ones. Now if they could just crack down on these liqour-cycles (aka mopeds) that think they own the road.
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