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UNC police: Pedestrian injured in hit-and-run

Posted March 26, 2012

— A pedestrian was injured in a hit-in-run crash while walking in a Cameron Avenue crosswalk Monday, according to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill police.

The pedestrian, whose name was not released, was conscious and alert and being treated at UNC Hospitals, police said.

The driver, whose name also was not released, fled the scene after the crash and was captured a short time later, police said. Charges were pending. No other information was released.


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  • not my real name Mar 28, 2012

    slow down people...geeze....have some compassion for human life, if you have an accident, dont run. Own up and do the right thing.

  • jr6 Mar 27, 2012

    First, it should be noted that the car was speeding excessively, over 40mph, when the speed limit is 15mph. Lauren Fredette didn't attempt to stop, she slowed down long enough to throw the victim from the hood of her car before speeding off, leaving the girl for dead. On UNC's campus, like most others, pedestrians have the right of way, in a crosswalk or otherwise, but this girl was in a crosswalk, so regardless of whether she "jumped out" with no warning (which incidentally, she did not, when she stepped into the crosswalk, the car was far enough away that any reasonable person would assume they would have time to not only stop but see the pedestrian in front of them, and had Lauren Fredette been going the speed limit and paying attention she could have), the victim wasn't at fault. This is a classic example of drivers thinking that driving is a right, when it is a privilege, one that Lauren Fredette should never see the outside of jail cell to take advantage of again

  • carrboroyouth Mar 27, 2012

    She didn't jump out in front of the car. She was in the crosswalk and the driver hit her and kept going!! The poor lady has a broken leg and also broke her arm, but they got the driver, thankfully.

    For the person that made a joking reference to the cell phone ban: It would not surprise me in the least if the driver was distracted with a phone.

  • dryjr Mar 27, 2012

    almost happened to me many times in C.H. The students will jump out in the road in a heartbeat, It's almost if they are adring you to hit them sometimes.

  • technetium9 Mar 27, 2012

    Time for Chapel Hole to Ban pedestrians they are clearly are unable to safely cross a street.

  • Smokin Mar 27, 2012

    On Cameron? Glad they specified they pedestrian was in a cross walk. That's a very busy area for pedestrians and cars. Wish all the kids would use those crosswalks. At least it would give a little warning to drivers.