Durham police ask for public's help to find hit-and-run driver

From staff reportsOctober 10, 2013 

— Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a motorist who struck and critically injured a 19-year-old man riding a scooter on a busy Southwest Durham road Saturday night.

The crash happened just before 10:15 p.m. in the 4500 block of Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard near the U.S. 15-501 split, said Durham police spokesman Kammie Michael.

Investigators say the 19-year-old was traveling east on Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard when he was struck from behind by an unknown vehicle. Police have not disclosed the name of the man who was thrown from the scooter.

Michael said investigators do not have a description of the vehicle involved in the accident.

Police urge anyone with information about the case to call the Durham Police Department at 919-429-9447 or CrimeStoppers at 919-683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.

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