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Man injured in hit-and-run on Capital Boulevard in Raleigh

Posted September 3, 2014
Updated September 4, 2014

— Raleigh police say a man was seriously injured in a hit-and-run that shut down part of a major Raleigh roadway Wednesday night.

Police were called to Capital Boulevard near Calvary Drive around 8 p.m., where they found Edward Dean Trice, 50, who had been hit by a vehicle that was northbound.

The wreck shut down the northbound lanes of Capital Boulevard for about two hours.

Police said Thursday that Trice's injuries were not life-threatening.

Investigators believe the vehicle that hit him was likely a sedan and that it has damage to the headlight area as well as possible windshield damage.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Raleigh Police Department's tip line at 919-834-4357.

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  • clrracer Sep 4, 3:06 p.m.

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    The section of Capital Blvd where this happened actually has sidewalks on BOTH sides of the road as well as crosswalks with pedestrian signals. As others have commented people flat out refuse to use them in this area.

  • Anita Woody Sep 4, 2:07 p.m.

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    They don't even have sidewalks - forcing pedestrians to walk along the right away - what makes you think they would install pedestrian bridges with their enormous expense.

  • BlueLudeDude Sep 4, 1:28 p.m.

    Speaking of inconvenience, I am willing to bet this was yet another individual who felt that it was too time consuming to walk down the road to the nearest intersection, wait for the light to change, walk in the crosswalk, and go on with their lives, getting to their destination safely, just *gasp* a few minutes later. Instead I have seen many pedestrians playing Frogger in the street at this area and others on Capital Blvd., often at night, some of them strolling slowly as oncoming traffic approaches, almost daring drivers to hit them. Frankly I'm not surprised by the recent reports of pedestrians getting hit on Capital; I am surprised that it doesn't happen more often. Even so, it doesn't excuse the hit-and-run driver either.
    The world doesn't revolve around you. If your bus stop is 50 yards from the light, walk to the light and cross there. Your life and the psychological toll on the person who hits you are not worth the few minutes you save sashaying across 8 lanes of traffic.

  • frosty Sep 4, 12:34 p.m.

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    Then they would have to actually get people to use them.

  • Taxpayingcitizen Sep 4, 10:26 a.m.

    Keep up the good work officers and continue to keep roads closed for as long as you need to in order to properly carry out your job and protect the rights of the victim and the safety of those doing the investigation.

  • Anita Woody Sep 4, 10:24 a.m.

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    Would you be so concerned about a thorough investigation for clues if the hit and run victim was a loved one of yours?

  • Matt Wood Sep 4, 10:06 a.m.

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    You'd be glad for such a thorough investigation if you were the one hit. Should justice be ignored just so people don't have to deal with a little inconvenience?

  • pooodaddy Sep 4, 9:39 a.m.

    I wonder how many more people have to get hit/die on Capital Blvd before they start putting up cross walk bridges?

  • Wrong Reaction Sep 4, 9:22 a.m.

    @DMCCALL Yes, the article said 2 hours later.

  • Justin Case Sep 4, 9:15 a.m.

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    While I respect the need for safety, I think the authorities abuse the power to shut down roads and occupy too many lanes for just about every crash. Of course, it's the lawyers that force the responding agencies to do such a thorough investigation. After all, there's a lot of money involved. SMH

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