The pedestrian that was struck just before 9:30 p.m. Tuesday at the crosswalk in the 100 block of West Franklin Street, between 140 West and Columbia Street, has been identified as Lindsay Hawkins.
Chapel Hill Police says Hawkins was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. An officer says the vehicle that struck Hawkins stayed on scene until police arrived. Hawkins was walking with a group of friends when the incident occurred.
“So far, the driver of that vehicle has not been charged, but the investigation is still ongoing,” says Lieutenant Josh Mecimore of the Chapel Hill Police. “Charges typically, if they were going to happen, wouldn’t until we were completely finished with the investigation. The fact that no charges have been taken is not an indication that they won’t be.”
WCHL will continue to provide updates as the investigation continues.