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White Ford Focus sought in Durham hit-and-run

Posted October 7, 2013

— Investigators are looking for a bright white 2013 Ford Focus with a missing passenger-side mirror after they say a Durham man was injured early Monday in a hit-and-run.

Police officers found Michael Lewis Boyd, 58, lying in the middle of East Pettigrew Street, near Bacon Street, shortly before 12:30 a.m.

Boyd was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries, although his medical condition was not immediately known Monday afternoon.

Authorities say that, although they believe the suspect vehicle is a Focus, they are not ruling out other 2013 Ford models, including the Escape and C-MAX.

Anyone with any information about the hit-and-run is asked to call Durham police investigator L.W. Cox at 919-560-4935, extension 29409, or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.

Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases, and callers never have to identify themselves.


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  • 68_dodge_polara Oct 9, 2013

    "jeez who sees these things at that hour of the night??!!"

    At that time of night, at that part of town, you don't even stop at red lights and sadly apparently some people not even for pedestrians.

  • BlahBlahBlahBlahBlah Oct 7, 2013

    Hope he is ok and also hope they catch the driver really soon.

  • diana123 Oct 7, 2013

    jeez who sees these things at that hour of the night??!!

  • mike honcho Oct 7, 2013

    It could be, but its not.

  • anneonymousone Oct 7, 2013

    Mr. Honcho, it could be that they found enough window glass to know that the entire window is missing, or they have information from other sources.

  • Scubagirl Oct 7, 2013

    mirror does make more sense :)

  • Scubagirl Oct 7, 2013

    "what's he doing out there past midnight? diana123"

    He was 58, didn't have a curfew so your question is irrelevant. If he was 5 or 8 maybe it would be relevant...

  • mike honcho Oct 7, 2013

    Passenger side MIRROR, not window!

  • diana123 Oct 7, 2013

    what's he doing out there past midnight?

  • Scubagirl Oct 7, 2013

    what is WRONG with people that they can hit a person and leave them laying in the street???? Not the greatest area granted but still......