The N.C. Highway Patrol needs the public’s help in locating the driver who hit a 12-year-old boy on a bicycle around 7 p.m. Sunday (Aug. 16) near the Western Carolina University campus.
August Lusk of Cullowhee was riding his bike on Old Cullowhee Road in front of Carolina Village Apartments, where his father, Matthew Lusk, lives. A truck attempting to pass, struck the boy from behind, said Trooper Cory Hipp, who investigated the accident.
August is in Asheville’s Mission Hospital. Michelle McCall, who is the mother of Matthew Lusk’s girlfriend, Deanna McCall, lives with August’s family. She listed August’s injuries, which she says include a compound leg fracture, a nearly severed Achilles tendon, broken collarbone and shoulder, broken pelvis, fractured skull and broken facial bones, bleeding on the brain and contusions.