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Security cameras at a local pawn shop captured a truly brutal hit and run in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The tape shows Shaun Lewis crossing the street in the early morning hours on October 6. As he gets into the middle of the street, car headlights can be seen. Then, before Lewis can do anything, the vehicle slams into him, launching him violently into the air.

The driver stops the car and gets out upon realizing what has happened, but promptly returns and drives off in appalling fashion.

"I remember running across the street and as I get half way I remember seeing some lights coming," Lewis told WSOC. "I figured he would go around me...I didn't have time to stop, jump or get out the way."

Lewis said he didn't even remember getting hit. He was somehow able to walk home and call the authorities after coming to. He'll have to walk with a cane as a result of the collision and is temporarily out of work, according to WSOC.

Police are currently looking for the driver.

"I don't want to see him locked up, but I want him to pay for him leaving the scene," Lewis said. "He shouldn't have left like that."

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      Buckingham's
      • 2 Years Ago
      Jeez,....I'll BET he's sore.
      hans1056
      • 2 Years Ago
      I hate to say but the guy got up and walked away. The driver must have seen that the guy was alright and left. HEY DON'T JAYWALK EVEN IN AN APPARENTLY EMPTY ROADWAY.
        nouras6
        • 2 Years Ago
        @hans1056
        Yes, you should hate what you say. You need to watch the video again and listen carefully, the victim was lying on the road when the driver approached him, then the coward decided to run away. The life of any being doesn't mean a thing for the irresponsible, reckless people.
      Hello Beautiful!
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wow I can't believe he got up and walked home after being hit! I wish I was that tough!! :O
      gatlaw
      • 2 Years Ago
      Just check all the repair shops and find out who's getting their front end repaired...they can find the car. FInd out who called their insurance company in the days that followed...they can find the owner. Amazing the pedestrian did not suffer worse injuries. There is NO excuse for leaving the scene of the accident no matter who is to blame for the incident. The driver should have called 911 and stayed with the injured person. He should be locked up for "criminal indifference".
      ridinga1340
      • 2 Years Ago
      Seems everyone doesnt realize the guy is in the middle of the road. his words " i figured they would go around me" typical , at some point we as a country need to become responsible for our own actions. cars road people side walks and cross walks. early morning is dark thats all im sayin
      • 2 Years Ago
      Thats why they have crosswalks
      patardugno
      • 2 Years Ago
      Why would a 41 year old man be running DOWN THE MIDDLE LINES OF A ROAD IN THE DARK??!! Use some common sense!! He was hit hard!!! I would have stuck around specifically to call him ignorant & brainless, in the Police Accident Report!! I hope everyone he knows rename him Roadkill to remind him how to walk down the SIDE of the road!
      • 2 Years Ago
      I had a friend who got hit by a hit & run driver. Her car had broke down & she was going for help when she got hit. He had passed her broken down car on the side of the road, on the interstate, when he hit her. His wife was following behind him, a few cars back, and they were talking to each other on the cell phone. He told his wife, "I think I just hit a deer". They stopped about 15 miles down the road to check the damage. She lost all her front teeth, had a broken arm. and a broken leg: which after months of suffering, had to be removed. She lay in a ditch for many, many hours before she was found. He got away with it. So, I hope they find him and put him under the jail for a long, long time.
        hans1056
        • 2 Years Ago
        EVERYBODY SHOULD HAVE A CELL PHONE. (sorry caplok) then those peoplewho go thit could take a picture of the hit and run vehicle and then call 9-1-1. but don't use them when you drive you might hit a deer and not even know it.
      Stanley
      • 2 Years Ago
      Cold blooded driver looks to see if he's alive and drives off! Hope someone can do him the same kindness in the near future:-)
        lpi2007
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Stanley
        Not everyone is that stupid to stand in the middle of the road, you know why, because a CAR MIGHT HIT THEM....
      scottnsandrac
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wow. What an a$$hole. I hope they catch the driver and run him/her over and leave them in the street, doesnt matter if the guy was jaywalking or not, you dont leave someone lying in the street bleeding because YOU hit them with your car! smh.
      • 2 Years Ago
      That was brutal! I'm shocked he didn't have more injuries
      • 2 Years Ago
      He was jay-walking. Yeah, it was a terrible thing for the driver not to stop, but he was crossing the street illegally. Laws are made for a reason.
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