Manteo man arrested in hit-and-run involving pedestrian on Washington Baum Bridge

By on July 1, 2024


Just a few days after two women were killed in a crash at Pirate’s Cove Marina, a man has been charged in a serious accident in that same area that sent the victim to Sentara General in Norfolk. The accident occurred around midnight this past Saturday night.

According to the North Carolina Highway Patrol, Mark Sullivan of Manteo has been charged with, among other things, Felony Hit and Run with Injury or Fatality after he struck a man from the rear with his Jeep on the Washington Baum Bridge and fled the scene.

The NC Highway Patrol says the victim, whose name has not been released, was pushing his bicycle in the middle of the right-hand lane when he was hit by Sullivan. After several hours of investigation, the suspect was located and admitted to striking the pedestrian and hiding the Jeep in the Colington area after the accident.

Aside from the hit and run charge, Sullivan was charged with Driving with a Revoked License and Failure to Reduce Speed to avoid hitting a pedestrian. He also has a pending DUI charge.


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  • Turtle

    Accidents such as this are a tragic result of our governance not building people friendly environments. They are focused on building car and truck mega highways. The worst accidents around dare county are car vs car or car vs ped. Another tragedy is the lack of public transportation making the drinking and driving environment all to prevelant.

    New bridge? Millions of dollars? Not one thought to a bike lane. Tragic.

    Spoken as a turtle who has biked across this bridge.

    Monday, Jul 1 @ 7:40 pm
  • Currituck

    Bad decisions abound. Prisons are underutilized when it comes to drunk driving. When individuals fail to avoid antisocial behavior, for the normal reason of not wanting to harm others, they belong in jail or prison. The biker exercised poor judgement and unfortunately has paid a high price. I hope they recover.

    Tuesday, Jul 2 @ 5:11 am
  • KHer

    The cyclist was pushing his bicycle in the middle of the right lane???

    Tuesday, Jul 2 @ 7:03 am
  • Right Hook

    Hey Turtle: Yes, a truly tragic accident. Prayers for the victim for treatment and recovery. Just to clear up your indictment of “not building people friendly environments”, this bridge was built with a bike lane which has been temporarily removed due to bridge renovation and will be restored when renovations are completed. Perhaps you should stick your head out from your shell more often to get a more accurate view of your surroundings.

    Tuesday, Jul 2 @ 7:39 am
  • WBN

    Pushing the bike in the middle of the right lane around midnight? Not trying to make the revoked license, left the scene, hid the car and dui right but also questioning the bikers reasoning for time and place. Also did the driver of the car have his lights on that would alert to an approaching vehicle? Some questions left unanswered.

    Tuesday, Jul 2 @ 7:54 am
  • Stephen

    Looks like “contributory negligence” by biker. But leaving the scene, “hit and run” by driver still serious.

    Tuesday, Jul 2 @ 8:46 am
  • Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice

    Serious indeed.

    Tuesday, Jul 2 @ 11:19 am
  • Samson

    Right Hook, when was the last time you rode a bike across that bridge? The bridge has a shoulder not a bike lane as you so attest. A shoulder is not a bike lane, in addition the state never cleans it so while riding one also has to dodge all sorts of trash and debris. Turtle is right, this is the least pedestrian friendly place I’ve lived especially for people who enjoy getting out of their cars and utilizing alternate forms of transportation. Perhaps you should heed your own advice and get out of your car on occasion perhaps even ride a bike!

    Tuesday, Jul 2 @ 5:21 pm
  • Wondering

    Where exactly was this bike pusher on the bridge? If it was “on the other side of the hump” then just about any driver probably would have hit them. In any case, pushing a bike in the middle of a car lane in ANY road is wildly irresponsible and dangerous. Scary situation.

    Anyway, has everyone forgotten about the murder in Stumpy Point earlier this year? We have such an incurious news media on the OBX.

    Wednesday, Jul 3 @ 6:01 am
  • Al L

    Bicyclist are a nuisance to everyone on the OBX. They are a pain in everyone’s rear bumper (A – – ). The county builds bike paths, they create bike lanes and shoulders on the road and they still want to ride where a 2,000 pound vehicle is driving 30 plus mph. It’s not a matter of IF you get struck by a vehicle, it’s WHEN….Let me know how that turns out for you. Hint: STAY OUT OF THE TRAVELED PORTION IF THE ROADWAY

    Thursday, Jul 4 @ 9:21 am
  • Sam

    The man who was hit has since died.

    Thursday, Jul 4 @ 3:58 pm
  • Steven

    Wondering, add another murder to the list that happened in Rodanthe not long ago..

    Thursday, Jul 4 @ 6:28 pm
  • Concerned Citizen

    Sam you’re information is incorrect. He is still alive in very critical condition in a Virginia Hospital.

    Friday, Jul 5 @ 6:04 am
  • Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice

    Concerned, I don’t know the condition of the individual, but I will find out today. It is my bad to have allowed comments about his condition without checking first.

    Friday, Jul 5 @ 8:05 am
  • Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice

    The State Highway Patrol has confirmed that the man struck on the Washington Baum Bridge, Scott William Dawson, passed on July 3 at Norfolk Sentara Hospital. We have posted the information.

    Friday, Jul 5 @ 12:01 pm
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