Two Hit By Vehicle – Patrol Looking For 1999-2000 Silver Or Gray Honda Odyssey
Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 16, 2013
Chelsea Luzum didn’t hear the vehicle. Neither did her walking companion, Michael Norris.
“I didn’t see or hear anything coming,” she said. “I heard ‘thunk,’ and that was me. Everything was blurry. I could near him (Norris) but I couldn’t see him.”
The two were walking home from their job at McDonald’s at about 2:30 a.m. Sunday when they were struck by a hit-and-run driver.
The side mirror to what is believed to be a 1999 or 2000 Honda Odyssey was left behind.
Luzum is the girlfriend to Norris’ brother, and they regularly walk on US 601 North about six miles to and from their jobs. The collision occurred near Union Chapel United Methodist Church.
After they got hit, they walked to the steps of the church where Norris – who had been struck by the mirror – took his shirt off to try to stop bleeding from Luzum’s arm. She had been hit by the vehicle’s bumper. She suffered a concussion, broken arm and a rib, and may require further surgery, she said Monday.
“There’s a lot of light there,” she said, referring to the church and the nearby business park. “We were at the edge of the road in the grass when we got hit.
“He (driver) didn’t even stop to see if we were OK or call for help. He was going way too fast. He went faster after hitting us.”
Anyone with information on the incident, or with information on a vehicle matching the description and damage, is asked to call Sgt. Todd Keller with the N.C. Highway Patrol at 704-855-1047 or 800-233-3151. Anonymous tips can also be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org …