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Pedestrian hit, critically injured in north Durham

Posted February 1

An unidentified man was critically hurt early Monday after being hit by a vehicle on North Roxboro Street in Durham.
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— An unidentified man was critically hurt early Monday after being hit by a vehicle on North Roxboro Street in Durham.

Authorities say the man, whose name has not been released, was hit while walking under Interstate 85 at about 7 a.m.

No other information about the incident has been released. It's unclear if the driver will be charged.

Several lanes of North Roxboro Street were temporarily closed following the incident.

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  • Janet Ghumri Feb 1, 2016
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    What is it with all these pedestrians being hit? Are there more people walking where they shouldn't, more distracted drivers (this is where I would put my bet) or is it more reporting of these incidents? It seems like every other day someone is run over.
    I think that the police need to be more responsive to drivers who are texting, etc.
    I was beside a lady on 401 south, in morning traffic, who was texting AND watching a movie on her windshield mounted tablet. She had 2 kids in the back, and they were watching something different on back seat screens as well. It really stunned me. I was beside her for about 2 miles, and I could see her TV show playing the whole time! Her thoughtless endangerment of herself, those little ones, and everyone else trying to get to work just made me sick.
    I think it's getting way out of hand. Just because you CAN do something, doesn't mean that you SHOULD do it.