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Driver charged after boy injured in Durham hit and run

Posted October 2, 2011

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— A witness to a hit and run that injured a 10-year-old boy in Durham helped authorities track down and arrest the driver, police said Sunday.

The boy was struck by a white pickup truck on the 1500 block of Chapel Hill Road shortly after 11:30 a.m. The truck's driver didn't stop and continued driving on the 1700 block of Palmers Street, police said.

A witness followed the driver and blocked him into a driveway until authorities arrived. He was arrested and charged with felony hit and run, but his name had not been released as of 7 p.m.

The boy, whose name was also withheld, was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries to his leg and hand. 


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  • cthokie94 Oct 4, 2011

    The boy actually had a serious injury to the back of his head. There was quite a pool of blood under his head but he was conscious and cognizant of who he was and what was going on. I would really love an update to this story.

  • Scubagirl Oct 3, 2011

    good job to the witness!
    Cowardly is not the first word for the driver that comes to my mind

  • SueInNC Oct 3, 2011

    What a cowardly thing to do. I'm glad they caught him.

  • readme Oct 3, 2011

    Nice job, witness.

  • Legally Here Oct 3, 2011

    glad the kid will be okay and that there was no confrontation between the driver witness

  • go4gin Oct 3, 2011

    Glad the little boy is OK, that being said... it is now 23 hours later, why no names released yet?

  • Rebelyell55 Oct 3, 2011

    Kind of make ya what kind of person would hit a kid and not stop?

  • carolinablueline Oct 3, 2011

    I'm glad that Palmer St. is a dead end road and that the kid is OK.

  • raggy831 Oct 3, 2011

    The driver should be thankful the boy only suffered a leg and hand injury. He could be in jail for murder. Glad the person who say it happen followed the driver and was able to help the police. Good job!

  • 007KnightRider Oct 3, 2011

    Kudos to the witness. I'm glad the young man wasn't hurt too bad it could've been much worse. May God bless him, his family and the witness.