Victim in hit-and-run dies in hospital, police have no suspects

- A man who was injured in a hit-and-run in July has died in the hospital, according to Charlotte Mecklenburg Police. No suspects have been developed in the case as of yet. 

The incident occurred in the 8000 block of Moores Chapel Rd. around 8:10 p.m. on July 14. Police say Perry Wayne Smith, 60, was riding his bike when he was hit on the left side by a right side-view mirror of a black SUV. 

Smith said the handlebars of the bike then hit him on the right side and in the middle of his torso, knocking him to the ground. Police were called to the scene, but were unable to find Smith, or the suspect vehicle that night.

Smith called emergency services and asked to be taken to the hospital on July 15 after he began to experience discomfort from his injuries. That's when he filed his report with police. 

He told officers that the car he was hit by was traveling east on Moores Chapel Road towards Freedom Drive, and that it might have damage to the right side view mirror and a scrape on the right side from the handlebars.

Just after 10:30 a.m. on Monday, August 20, Smith was pronounced dead at the hospital as a result of the injuries he sustained in the crash. 

This incident is being investigated. Police are asking any witnesses or anyone with information to call Detective Steve Williams at 704-432-2169 or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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