Saturday, May 28, 2022

Two injured when driver crashes into apartment, flees scene

WILMINGTON — An early Saturday-morning vehicle crash has left two critically injured and Wilmington Police Department on the hunt for the driver of a hit-and-run.

WPD were dispatched at 2:54 a.m. to Hawthorne Commons Apartment complex to assess the scene. A driver had crashed a vehicle into an apartment occupied by a couple and fled the scene before police arrived.

According to the police, the couple were transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center, due to critical injuries. The WPD traffic unit is investigating it as a hit and run.  

WPD is asking for the public’s help for any information. Call 910-343-3609 or send a message to 847411 using the keyword “WPDNC.” The public can also use the Tip 411 app. 


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Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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