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Pedestrian struck on Durham's S. LaSalle St.

Posted November 19, 2013

A man suffered life-threatening injuries after he was hit by a vehicle while crossing the street in Durham late Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, police said.

— A 23-year-old man was in critical condition Tuesday after being hit by a car while crossing the street in Durham late Monday, police said.

Osahon Osifo was crossing South LaSalle Street near Campus Walk Avenue, about two blocks from Duke University's campus, at about 11:20 p.m. when he was struck by a northbound Honda Accord driven by Yu Chen, 27, of Durham.

There was no indication that the driver was speeding or under the influence of alcohol when the accident occurred, according to investigators.

No charges have been filed and the accident remains under investigation.


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  • SomewhereLeftOfRTP Nov 20, 2013

    Adding more light isn't going to stop this from happening. Crossing the street when there's oncoming traffic will get you killed even in broad daylight.

  • justcommonsense Nov 19, 2013

    i just read this i drive that area when going to work nite shift i was just thinking other evening driving to work and in discussion with other co-workers just mater of time this would happen just not enough lite in durham city itsself

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Nov 19, 2013

    High student housing area...and it's 35MPH through there...but people fly. And, it probably should be 25 or 30MPH.

    We should reorient our money priorities for more speed enforcement, crosswalk painting and, probably most importantly, driver (and pedestrian) education.

  • scubagirl2 Nov 19, 2013

    car will always win when it's pedestrian vs car..

    hope he recovers......