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Driver sought in hit-and-run of Wakefield student

Posted March 9, 2011

— Raleigh police asked for the public's help to find the driver who fled after hitting a Wakefield High student walking to school Tuesday morning.

Police said a red sedan made a right turn and struck Dasia Dione Cobb, 17, as she crossed Wakefield Pines Drive around 7 a.m. Cobb was in a crosswalk that goes to Wakefield High, according to the wreck report.

She was treated for injuries at WakeMed.

Witnesses told police that an older white woman was driving the red sedan and a brown dog was in the passenger seat.

Anyone with information that might help identify the vehicle or its driver is asked to call Raleigh Crime Stoppers at 919-834-4357. Callers to Crime Stoppers never have to identify themselves and are eligible for a cash reward for information that solves certain felony cases.


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  • Fireflies Rock Mar 10, 2011

    To the kids who got dropped off at Wakefield around that time, I would suggest asking Mom if she hit a fellow student (that could have been you!), in the event you have a red sedan and your dog accompanied you on the dropoff at school. This is horrible; how could a parent do that to another child - how would you feel if someone hit your child - in the crosswalk yet! - and left her there injured?! Awful.

  • Hatchcover Mar 10, 2011

    "It knocked me on her windshield. I was on her windshield," Cobb said. from another article. Hard to miss that!!

  • YNCSW51 Mar 9, 2011

    This is a shame. I hope she realize she hit a person. Hopefully she will see this article and turn herself into police. I often hear of people hitting objects when they are driving and think maybe they hit a deer or something. If you hit something while driving you should stop and get out to see what you hit.