Updated: Vehicle Flips Over at Horah and Vanderford Streets Before Driver Flees in Confusion on Foot. Later Taken to the Hospital

Posted on September 12, 2016

RFP Staff

♦ Salisbury Police report an accident this afternoon around 3:30 p.m. in the West End.  The vehicle, a 2000 copper-colored Ford Taurus, flipped over after allegedly hitting concrete stairs at 825 W. Horah near the intersection of West Horah and Vanderford Streets. The driver Eric George Hyman, 28, of 835 W. 11th Street, Winston-Salem attempted to flee officers on foot.  Hyman was caught on W. Monroe Street near S. Caldwell Street. Hyman was injured, bleeding, apparently incoherent from shock of the crash. He was transported by Rowan EMS to Novant Health Rowan Medical Center. Officers said he may have nodded off at the wheel.

The vehicle belonged to Jelisa Denise McClane of the 600 block of Brenner Avenue. The damage estimate is said to be $3,500.

A semi-automatic handgun was found under Hyman’s Ford Taurus when it was being hauled away by a towing service. Hyman was also alleged to have a quantity of heroin and crack cocaine in his possession when he was searched at the hospital.

Out of the hospital, Hyman was charged with a parole violation (misdemeanor) (from Forsythe County), trafficking heroin or opium (felony), driving while license revoked (misdemeanor), failure to report an accident (misdemeanor), possession with intent to manufacture controlled substance schedule II (felony). Under a secured $52,000 bond, Hyman is being held in the Rowan County Detention Center.

Eric George Hyman:


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Salisbury Police cars gather on Monroe Street near Livingstone College after the accident on Salisbury’s West End:

Salisbury Police officers gather around man taken into custody on Monroe Street in the West End and then later transported to the hospital:

**This article will be updated as more information arrives.**

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