CLAYTON -- A Knightdale man has been arrested in a hit-and-run accident that put a Clayton man in the hospital Oct. 4.
Clayton police on Monday arrested Douglas John Fishman, 44, after he voluntarily contacted police, who had been searching for the driver of the white Ford F-150 that struck Kenneth Clark, 51. Fishman told police he had heard about the hit-and-run through media reports.
After the accident, police said it was possible the driver might not have been aware that he hit anyone.
After interviewing Fishman and after further investigation, police obtained a warrant charging him with leaving the scene of an accident involving personal injury. The charge is a felony.
According to a news released issued by the town, Clark was sitting near the intersection of Main Street and Mulberry Street shortly after 9 p.m. Oct. 4 when he was hit by a truck towing an enclosed utility trailer.
Several people saw Clark sitting on the ground and stopped to see if he needed help.
The witnesses told police they saw the F-150’s utility trailer hit Clark as the truck was heading west on Main Street.
Police still investigating
Town public information officer Stacy Beard said police are still investigating why Clark was sitting on the side of the road and whether he had been drinking or was hurt before the wreck happened. Clark is familiar with police, having been arrested in December 2011 for identity theft and in November 2011 for communicating threats.
On Wednesday, Clark remained in serious condition at WakeMed in Raleigh.