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Hit-and-Run-Seriously Injures Durham Man

Posted April 20, 1997 12:00 a.m. EDT

— A Durham man is fighting for his life at a local hospital after he sustained severe head injuries in a hit-and-run accident Friday night.

Police say James T. Thompson was standing on the corner of Elmo Street and North Hyde Park Avenue when a car jumped the curb, striking Thompson.

The Chevette's driver fled. The passenger jumped out, removed the license plate and registration number, and then jumped into a Honda Accord and left the scene.

Thompson, thought to be between 52 and 54 years old, is in critical condition with what police described as a "life-threatening head injury."

Durham police ask anyone with information to call 919-560-4314.