Charlotte police are searching for a suspect who struck a pedestrian and drove away over the weekend in west Charlotte.
The victim was walking across the street on the 4000 block of Tuckaseegee Road when a SUV struck him, tossing him over 10 feet in the air. According to reports, the SUV momentarily paused before driving away into the night.
The pedestrian did manage to make it home some three blocks away after the incident; however, he has no memory of his walk home.
The pedestrian has suffered minor injuries and will be out of work for two weeks.
Police are continuing their investigation for the hit-and run suspect.
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