Local News

Man critically injured in NC-54 crash was 'wearing dark clothing'

Posted August 7

— A 17-year-old man is in critical condition on Monday after a crash.

According to officials, Jadakis Harrison was struck by a car around 12:20 a.m. in the 600 block of N.C. Highway 54. He was transported to UNC with life-threatening injuries.

The driver, 42-year-old Michelle Bamford, was not injured.

Officials said Harrison was wearing dark clothing while walking in the travel lane and that he was in a dark area with no lighting at the time of the crash. Speed does not appear to be a factor.

The road was closed for a couple hours while investigators worked the scene.

Officials said the investigation is ongoing.

1 Comment

Please with your WRAL.com account to comment on this story. You also will need a Facebook account to comment.

Oldest First
View all
  • Jay Bettis Aug 7, 10:02 a.m.
    user avatar

    "Missing 16-year-old Fayetteville girl 'reunited with family" reads on title... But this is a 17-year-old man... hmmmm.... consistency?