A suspected hit-and-run that left a pedestrian injured Monday is being investigated in Botetourt County, according to the Virginia State Police.
The pedestrian, Richard S. Burnett, 30, of Roanoke, was taken to the hospital and later released, officials said.
He reported to authorities that he’d been walking along Sanderson Drive around 4:30 a.m. to get to work, wearing a safety vest for visibility, when a gold-colored car ran off the road and struck him.
Burnett was left on the side of the road for approximately an hour until a passerby stopped to help. A relative came and drove him to the hospital.
The crash remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the state police at 800-542-5959.