Exactly one year to the day after a man was struck and killed in the Walmart parking lot, police are searching for a vehicle wanted in connection to a hit and run that injured a Walmart employee Sunday afternoon.
Tony Tyrell Johnson, 21, was pushing buggies down the main aisle of the parking lot around 2:10 p.m. Dec. 22 when he was struck on his left side by a white Chevy Impala with a Kansas license plate, said Barnwell Police Chief Todd Gantt.
The vehicle, which the victim told police had four people inside and was driven by a black male appearing to be in his 40s, left the scene, said Gantt.
Johnson was transported to the hospital after complaining of leg pain, according to EMS transmissions.
Gantt said his office plans to review surveillance video of the parking lot to try to identify the driver and vehicle.
This is at least the fourth incident of a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle in the big-box store's parking lot since the end of 2012. On Dec. 22, 2012, Kenneth Sandifer of Bamberg struck by an SUV. He died days later at the hospital.
Gantt urges motorists and pedestrians to be vigilant in parking lots.
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