An early-morning collision in Durham has left a local woman hospitalized in critical condition. An article on this emerging police investigation is available here.
About the Incident
Police in Durham say a 28-year-old woman has been critically injured in a hit-and-run crash. Authorities say the victim was riding a bicycle in the 800 block of West Club Boulevard near Duke Street when she was by a vehicle which then fled the scene. At the time of the collision, the investigation indicates the suspect’s vehicle was traveling westbound on West Club Boulevard.
About the Investigation
Emergency responders transported the woman to a nearby hospital emergency department with potentially life-threatening injuries. Her condition is currently listed as critical but stable. Police recently indicated the suspect vehicle had been located–but stated no charges have been filed at the present time. The incident remains under investigation.
Cyclists at Risk
Researchers from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and Virginia Tech state 835 bicyclists died in collisions with motor vehicles in 2016. They also note helmets lower the risk of head injury by 85% and prevent 60% of related deaths.
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