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Durham police investigate hit-and-run

Posted August 24

— Investigators are determining who hit a 50-year-old woman in Durham early Sunday morning.

Sharon Hatley was walking in the street on East End Avenue at about 1:45 a.m. when she was struck from behind by a small white car, police said. Hatley was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.

Authorities believe the vehicle is missing its right front passenger window.

Anyone with information about a white car with a missing passenger window or someone attempting to repair a car with this description is asked to contact police at 919-560-4935, ext. 29409 or CrimeStoppers, which pays cash for anonymous tips leading to arrest, at 919-683-1200.

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  • jwsawyer Aug 25, 11:05 a.m.

    Anyone who leaves the scene of an accident is a poor excuse for a person. BUT, I have a question. Why in the world was the lady walking "in the road". Why is it so hard to understand that pedestrians should not walk in the roadway? The pedestrian may very well be in the right, but the vehicle will always win. You will be hurt or killed.

  • 68_dodge_polara Aug 25, 8:20 a.m.

    Why is it unusual for drives to stop after hitting pedestrians in this part of town even if they aren't at fault?