State troopers say a man was killed Sunday after a car struck his moped and kept going. The hit and run happened early Sunday morning on Highway 264 near the intersection with Highway 30 in Pitt County.
According to WITN News Troopers say that 51-year-old Linwood Webb, Jr. of Washington was thrown some 175 feet in the air, and landed on the side of the road. A passing truck driver saw the body and called authorities around 4:00 a.m.
The victim, Webb, was driving his moped toward Washington, North Carolina (NC). Troopers say judging by the damage, they believe a car struck the moped. The offender’s car should have front end damage. It is being asked that anyone with information on this deadly hit and run should contact the Highway Patrol office in Greenville.
Riding a moped safely has similar considerations to motorcycle safety; however, some concerns are exacerbated on a moped. Their smaller size, while offering finer control than larger bikes, also makes them harder to see. Many mopeds are equipped with reflectors and other accessories that make them more visible in the street – especially in the dark. Most mopeds are distinctive, low-powered scooters (though often with motorcycle wheels), while others are styled to look like motorcycles.