Pedestrian struck by 2 different cars in hit-and-run

West Virginia

Berkeley County Sheriff's Office is asking the public's assistance with any information on the suspect vehicle that fled.

BERKELEY COUNTY, W.Va. (WDVM) — A pedestrian is in “highly critical condition” after being struck twice by two different cars on the 700 block of Williamsport Pike in Berkeley County Tuesday evening.

Preliminary investigation revealed that 51-year-old James Stone of Martinsburg was walking northbound along Williamsport Pike when he was struck by the first car, which fled the scene.

Investigators say the impact caused him to fall into the roadway, where he was struck by a second car.

Authorities say the driver of the second car remained on the scene. The first vehicle is believed to be the early 1990s to early 2000s Subaru passenger car with front end damage.

Police were called around 5 p.m. to find Stone in the roadway with significant injuries.

“The only thing we do know is that he is suffered major trauma and he is highly critical from when he was flown from here to Fairfax, ” said Berkeley County Sheriff Curtis Keller.

Responding agencies included the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office, Berkeley County Emergency Ambulance Authority, and the Bedington Fire Department.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to please call the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office at (304) 267-7000 or Berkeley County Crime Solvers at (304) 267-4999.

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