Durham teen struck by car, seriously injured Monday morning

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.

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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.

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