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Raleigh Police Seek Help in Hit-and-Run Case

Posted August 25, 2007 8:04 p.m. EDT
Updated August 25, 2007 9:34 p.m. EDT

— Raleigh police are asking for the community’s help to solve a hit-and-run that left a man seriously injured.

Patrick Julius Sangany, 65, was riding a bicycle at about 1:30 a.m., Aug. 18, when he was struck from behind by a vehicle, which fled the scene, police said.

Sangany was taken to WakeMed, but police have not been able to identify or locate any of his family members. He was listed in fair condition Saturday.

Witnesses described the vehicle as a gold colored mid-1990s sedan (possibly a Honda). It had tinted windows and likely sustained front end damage from its impact with the bicycle. It is also possible that the car’s hood was damaged, police said.

The vehicle was last seen heading north on Capital Blvd from Interstate 440. A 15-inch after-market chrome spinner hubcap was found near the crash site and might have come from the vehicle, police said.

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation, or anyone who can supply contact information for Sangany’s family, is asked to contact the Raleigh Police Department at 890-3378.