Police say a driver swerved to miss another car turning in front of it and ended up running off the road into a man who was putting up a sign on the side of the road.
It happened around this 10:00 a.m. Friday morning on County Home and Firetower Roads in Greenville. A WITN crew saw 21-year-old Chris Felix on the ground and paramedics tending to his wounds. The driver of a Ford Mustang, Anthony Harper, says he was driving on Firetower Road when a car turned in front of him. He says to avoid hitting that car, he swerved and then jumped the curb, where two men were putting up a large promotion sign
"My choice was either have a head-on collision. Have a car pile up from traveling straight to the right or proceed through the sign which seemed like the safest bet, but it turned out to be wrong," said Harper.
The victim, Chris Felix, was treated and released from Vidant Medical Center. Harper is charged with failure to maintain lane control.
Police say a car jumped a curb this morning, striking a man who was putting up a large sign along a Greenville street.
It happened around 10:15 a.m. on Fire Tower Road near the intersection of County Home Road in Greenville.
Anthony Harper says he was driving east on Fire Tower when another vehicle, coming from the other direction, attempted to make a left onto County Home Road and nearly struck his vehicle.
Harper says trying to avoid the crash he drove up onto the curb. Police say his vehicle struck the sign which was promoting ECU's performance of the Nutcracker and then hit one of two men putting up the sign.
Chris Felix, 22, was taken to Vidant Medical Center with what appears to be non-life threatening injuries.
Police say because the first driver who may have caused the accident did not stop, Harper will be charged with failure to maintain lane control.