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Male pedestrian dies after being hit by two cars in Durham

Posted September 16, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014

— A man was killed Tuesday night after being struck by two vehicles on Old Oxford Road between Roxboro Street and Dearborn Drive, Durham police said.

The victim was crossing the street at about 8:30 p.m. when he was struck by one vehicle, then hit by a second vehicle, police said. The man, whose identity is currently unknown, was pinned under the second vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators are determining what caused the accident and if any charges will be filed.

Anyone with information about the incident should call Durham Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for tips that help solve felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.


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  • Jerry Sawyer Sep 17, 2014
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    The victim was crossing the street at about 8:30 p.m. when he was struck by one vehicle

    This keeps happening. The victim was the driver. The stupid pedestrian walks out in front of a car. Are you kidding. Why would anyone do this? Suggestion: wait until the traffic is clear and then cross the road.

  • Betsy Riggins Sep 17, 2014
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    I'm sorry someone died but (without knowing all the facts) I have to believe that since two cars hit him, it was an accident and there shouldn't be any charges against the drivers.

  • Ronald Nunn Sep 17, 2014
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    At 8:30 p.m. it is starting to get dark outside these days. I see so many people wearing dark clothes and walking along the streets. They are very hard to see when you are driving. Pedestrians need to look both ways and wait for traffic to clear before crossing the street. This is common sense, which most people today are lacking.

  • sunshine1040 Sep 17, 2014

    The cars that hit him were not driven by NASCAR or other racing series so no charges or grand jury will be brought it. You do not jwalk or cross the street when you see oncoming traffic something parents use to teach children and even warmed lower part of anotomy to get the point across. The children grew up to become adults and do not walk the middle of the street

  • 68_dodge_polara Sep 17, 2014

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    Although we don't know what occurred yet at this time, this is section eight entitlement housing in that area.

  • Lightfoot3 Sep 17, 2014

    I'm amazed every day by people that walk out in traffic expecting cars to stop for them. If you can't cross the road without the car having to put on brakes, then DON'T CROSS THE ROAD!

  • Glock07 Sep 17, 2014

    Sad story but not shocking. I drive through this area, folks walk in the streets like they are daring you to hit them. This one lost. Sad.