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81-Year-Old Injured In Durham Hit-And-Run

Posted November 1, 2006 7:49 a.m. EST

— Durham police are looking for a motorist who left an elderly man critically injured Wednesday evening in a hit-and-run accident.

According to police, the 81-year-old man was crossing Morehead Avenue near Arnette Avenue in the West End neighborhood around 6 p.m. when he was struck by a minivan. The vehicle then left the scene of the accident.

The unidentified man was taken to Duke University Hospital for treatment.

Police described the vehicle as a white minivan, but do not have a description of its occupants. Anyone with information related to the accident is asked to call 911 or CrimeStoppers at

919-683-1200

.