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Soldier on motorcycle injured in Fayetteville hit-and-run

Posted February 19, 2013 5:47 a.m. EST
Updated February 19, 2013 6:33 a.m. EST

— An active duty soldier riding a motorcycle was injured early Tuesday after being hit by a car in the 8400 block of Cliffdale Road, Fayetteville police said.

Officers responding to the area about 3 a.m. found the man with non-life-threatening injuries. The soldier's name has not been released, but police said he was taken to Womack Hospital to be checked out.

The motorcycle was totaled.

The hit-and-run happened shortly after a shooting in the 4200 block of Bragg Boulevard that left another man who was riding a motorcycle dead. Police said the two cases may be related. 

The soldier told police he noticed that a car was following him before it hit him and drove away. Police said the car was described as a white or silver four-door sedan. 

Anyone with information about the hit-and-run or the shooting should call the Fayetteville Police Department.