Police said shortly after 10:30 p.m., 28-year-old Brian John Moore, of Raleigh was riding a motor scooter traveling east on Western Boulevard when he was struck from behind by a vehicle that fled the scene.
The car involved was described as light-colored, newer-model, four-door sedan. It likely will have front-end damage as a result of the crash.
Moore was transported to WakeMed for treatment of serious injuries sustained in the collision.
Anyone with information that might assist investigating officers is asked to contact police. Anonymous tips can be provided by calling (919) 834-HELP or by going to www.raleighcrimestoppers.org for instructions on how to report a tip online or by text message.