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55-year-old Thomas Eugene Horton was traveling East on First Street in Ahoskie, NC when he was struck by a car. A witness who lived nearby the accident heard a loud crash and went outside to investigate. The witness saw a white, older model Ford Escort leaving the scene. Authorities are searching for the white Ford Escort, but at this point have not found the car. Horton, the hit and run victim, was transported to Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville, NC and is in stable condition.

Ahoskie Police Lt. Detective Jeremy Roberts said, “We’re asking anyone with information on someone who drives a white, older model Ford Escort to contact us immediately.” APD Detective Sgt. Stephen White at 252-332-5011 can be contacted with any information regarding the owner of the white Ford Escort in question.

Our injury law firm maintains a NE NC office in Elizabeth City, and our main law office is in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Four of our law firm’s injury lawyers are licensed to practice law in North Carolina, Virginia, and beyond. For over a decade we have been helping North Carolina residents, and those suffering injuries in NC.

Shapiro, Cooper Lewis & Appleton personal injury law firm is based in Virginia, with offices in northeast NC and Virginia Beach (VA), practicing primarily in the southeastern U.S. and handles only injury law, including car, truck, railroad, and medical negligence cases and more. The firm’s website is:, the firm edits three injury law blogs: Virginia Beach Injuryboard & Norfolk Injuryboard, as well as the Northeast North Carolina Injuryboard and also hosts a video library covering many FAQ’s on personal injury subjects.

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