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SUV sought in Cary hit-and-run that injured teen

Posted August 1

— Cary police are looking for the driver of an SUV that hit a teenager on a bike and left the scene Thursday night.

Joh'Al Pretlor heard cries for help just before 10 p.m. and found the teen laying in his driveway on North Harrison Avenue. 

"He just kept saying, 'Help me.' He said, 'I do not want to die. I just got hit by a car,'" Pretlor said. 

Police say they driver of the vehicle never stopped. 

"There are people that will hit kids in Cary and keep going and not take responsibility," Pretlor said.

Police described the teen's injuries as "severe."

Pretlor said the teen's body was twisted, he was thrown from his bike and knocked out of his shoes by the impact.

"It was a very hurtful feeling to see this kid laying there," he said.

 and they are on the search for that person.

The 17-year-old, whose name was not released, was taken to WakeMed in Raleigh with severe injuries.

Police believe the vehicle that hit the boy is likely a 2000 to 2005 Chevrolet Suburban or similar model that has noticeable damage to its front, center and right-side panels. It might also have damage to the hood and windshield and be missing a fog light.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Cary Police Department at 919-469-4012 or Crime Stoppers at 919-460-4636.

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  • Lyle2 Aug 1, 6:02 p.m.

    I hope the Cary police are notifying all body shops for miles around to be aware of this damaged vehicle. Best wishes to the injured teen!