Pedestrian suffers life-threatening injuries when struck by car, Durham police say

Durham County News

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — A pedestrian was critically injured after getting hit by a vehicle on Wednesday morning in Durham, police told CBS 17.

According to police, the vehicle vs. pedestrian collision happened around 7 a.m. on Morreene Road in the area of Tremont and Forest Oaks Drive.

The pedestrian, a 55-year-old, was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Durham police said the 55-year-old pedestrian, identified as Karen Bethea, was trying to cross the street when they “stepped into the path of a northbound 2019 Toyota Avalon.”

Investigators said it was still dark out when the collision occurred and Speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors.

The driver of the Toyota was not injured.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing. This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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