DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — A 17-year-old was seriously injured after getting struck by a vehicle Monday morning in Durham, police said.
The teen was hit by a 2008 Hyundai Elantra around 12:20 a.m. while crossing the street in the 600 block of N.C. Highway 54, according to police.
Police said that the teen was walking in the travel lane in a dark area with no street lights while wearing dark clothing.
The Elantra was traveling east on N.C. 54 and was being driven by a 42-year-old woman. Police said that speed does not appear to be a factor in the collision.
The boy was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
No further information has been released.
The case is under investigation and this story will be updated as more information becomes available.