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Durham police seek suspect in hit and run

Posted June 17, 2009

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— Durham police are looking for the driver of a blue Buick involved in a hit-and-run Wednesday on Hillsborough Road.

Walter B. Paschall, 84, of 5143 Old Hillsborough Road, suffered a broken pelvis and two punctured lungs when his vehicle was hit on the passenger side. He was taken to Duke Medical Center where he was listed in critical condition Wednesday afternoon.

The suspect led a Durham officer in a high-speed chase from N.C. Highway 147 onto U.S. Highway 15/501 and then onto Hillsborough Road.

After the collision, he fled the scene on foot, heading toward the Hillandale Golf Course. Police described him as a black man, 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing about 170 pounds. He was wearing a white tank shirt and blue pants.

Anyone with information related to the incident should call Officer J. L. Hamilton at 919-560-4935 extension 29451 or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.

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  • Just the facts mam Jun 18, 2009

    I hope they catch this guy!!!

  • fireman3014 Jun 17, 2009

    I hate this for walter. He is a good man and neighbor. You can always see him working in his yard and waves at everyone who passes by. I hope they catch this coward who hit him and throw the book at him. God speed my friend and get well soon.