Pedestrian hit by vehicle on Mills St.Published 7:09pm Tuesday, August 14, 2012
A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in downtown Columbus on Saturday, Aug. 11, the Columbus Police Department said.
According to police reports, on Aug. 11 at 12:39 a.m., the Columbus Police Department investigated a collision involving a vehicle and a pedestrian at the intersection of Mills Street and Peak Street in front of the Copper Mill restaurant.
The report said a Ford F-150 driven by a man from Mooresville, N.C. was traveling west on Mills Street (N.C. Hwy. 108) and struck the pedestrian in the intersection.
The report said the investigation revealed the pedestrian, Jonathan Daniel Delby of Spartanburg, S.C., who was highly intoxicated, was sitting in the roadway, wearing dark clothing. The driver of the vehicle did not see the individual in time and struck Delby, the police report said.
Delby was transported by Polk County EMS to Spartanburg Regional Hospital, where he was listed in serious but stable condition. Delby was charged with impeding traffic and intoxicated and disruptive behavior. The driver of the truck was not charged.
Delby was not a patron of the Copper Mill and it is unknown why he was in the roadway or how he arrived in Columbus.
– article submitted by the Columbus Police Department