Car hits homeless man trying to cross Innes

Published 12:00 am Friday, April 15, 2011

SALISBURY — A Salisbury man hit by a car as he was crossing East Innes Street was in stable condition Friday night, and being treated in the emergency room at Rowan Regional Medical Center for a head injury.
Police identified the man as Arthur Feamster and said his address is listed as the streets of Salisbury.
The driver of a black Buick Rendezvous hit Feamster around 5:45 p.m., while Feamster was crossing the road. Feamster almost made it across, but was hit in the right-hand lane of East Innes Street near Walgreens.
A witness said Feamster flew onto the hood of the car, smashed a part of the windshield, then slid off the car to the ground.
“I thought he was dead,” said the witness, who would not give her name.
The witness said she took the shirt off her back and tried to keep pressure on the wound to Feamster’s head. She said blood was coming out of his mouth and his head.
“They asked him his name, and he said ‘Arthur,’ ” the witness said. “Then they asked him to move his fingers, and he couldn’t.
“He’s a really nice guy. I see him out here almost every day.”
The driver’s name wasn’t released.