Multiple Hit-and-Runs This Summer Remain Unsolved in Charlotte Area

From by Catherine Bilkey, August 10, 2013

This summer there have been hit-and-runs all over our area, and many of them remain unsolved. Eyewitness News has covered at least seven in the last month and a half. Three of those hit-and-runs were fatal and one left a motorcyclist severely injured.

Eyewitness News spoke with that man. He wants to see the driver put behind bars. Weeks after the crash, he still needs more surgery.

“I can’t believe someone on this earth would do that to somebody … and just leave them laying in the road,” victim Mark Mitchell said.

Mitchell is thankful that his employer has supported him, because he hasn’t been able to work since the accident. Police say he was on his motorcycle when a car pulled out of a post office near Meadow Glen Drive and hit him on Lawyers Road. The driver took off.

“Just took off and left me laying there … not knowing if I was alive or if I was going to be here tomorrow,” Mitchell said.

Police have been looking for a silver or gray four door Dodge or Chrysler passenger vehicle with front-driver side damage, but without solid tips, they haven’t been able to track down the driver.

“I hope that this person has to live with this the rest of their life, when they go to sleep knowing that there may be somebody dead or somebody in extreme pain,” Mitchell said.

Despite the long and painful journey for the Mitchells, they’re lucky Mark is still alive. Eyewitness News has covered multiple fatal hit and runs this summer. On Aug. 4, troopers say Dimetrick Little was crossing US 52 in Wadesboro when he was struck and instantly killed. The driver hasn’t been caught and neither was the driver that killed Brandi Bost on June 29. Her body was found lying on Centergrove road near the Kannapolis border. A $2,000 reward has been offered, but as Mark’s wife Shelley Mitchell says, with any hit-and-run, if you saw something it’s your responsibility to come forward.

“If they don’t do it, no one else will,” Shelley Mitchell said.

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