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Durham police probe hit-and-run of boy on bike

Posted November 2, 2008
Updated November 3, 2008

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— Durham police are investigating a hit and run.

A 13-year-old boy was riding a bicycle on Southgate Street, near North Maple Street, when he was struck at 2:58 p.m. Sunday, police say.

The victim was transported to Duke University Hospital, where is was listed in critical condition.

The vehicle didn't stop and is described as a possible champagne-colored, older model Honda Accord. The car would have front-end damage and a shattered front windshield, police say.

The victim's name was withheld Sunday evening.

Anyone with information on the hit and run is asked to call Durham Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.


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  • Seeminglyopposed Nov 4, 2008

    Actually the way the car was described it is not the first time that it had been in a crash with the front end. Are there any more hit and runs out there unsolved? ummm.......

  • 68_polara Nov 3, 2008

    "Drivers hate cyclists"

    Now why would some one say that? Well unless they've been stuck behind a critical mass ride in durham. But that should certainly not cause some one to hate, it should instead teach us to tolerance for selfish ignorance.

  • meh2 Nov 3, 2008

    Drivers hate cyclists, and this child pays the price. I hope the driver is caught.

  • 68_polara Nov 3, 2008

    I think it so often has to to with drinking and driving, lack of a license and insurance, or just plain fear of fault. But concern for others must be more important than worrying about penalties no matter how sever they might be these days. What if this child is permanently disabled because they didn't get critical medical attention as soon as possible because the driver drove off instead of calling for medical help.

  • uncalumni02 Nov 3, 2008

    I will never understand how a person can hit someone and keep driving as if nothing happened...

  • 68_polara Nov 3, 2008

    How could someone hit a child then drive off? Please send this child a Prayer for his recovery.