Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Man faces multiple charges after striking pedestrian with vehicle

Rafael Pescador is being held without bond for driving while impaired and hitting a pedestrian with his vehicle. (Courtesy WPD)

WILMINGTON — A pedestrian was injured Saturday evening when he was struck by a vehicle.

Around 10:28 p.m. Wilmington Police Department officers responded to an incident in the 2800 block of Worth Drive. Upon arrival, officers located a man who had been hit by a car. He was transported to Novant New Hanover Regional Medical Center and is currently in stable condition.

The driver of the vehicle has been identified as 27-year-old Rafael Pescador of Clinton, North Carolina. He is being charged with driving while impaired, felony serious injury by vehicle, driving while license is revoked and reckless driving to endanger, among other charges.

Pescador is being held at the New Hanover County Detention Center without bond.

This is an ongoing investigation; anyone with information should call WPD at 910-343-306 or use the anonymous Tip 411 app.


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