Police investigate two hit-and-runs in Burlington


Apple Street and Hall Avenue in Burlington. (Google Maps)

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BURLINGTON, N.C. – Police in Burlington are investigating two separate hit-and-run incidents, both involving pedestrians.

Police said the first happened around 6:30 p.m. Saturday as a 53-year-old was walking northwest on Apple Street near Hall Avenue.

The victim was hit by a dark mid-sized vehicle, according to police. The vehicle hit the victim and the driver allegedly continued on Apple Street towards Rauhut Street without stopping.

Police said emergency workers took the victim to Alamance Regional Medical Center with a possible leg fracture.

The second incident was reported around 12:46 a.m. Sunday in the area of South Main Street and Sixth Street.

The female victim said she was walking east on South Main Street, crossing the intersection at Sixth Street, when she was struck by a vehicle.

The victim described the vehicle as an older model Honda Accord with five people inside.

She said it had been traveling north on Sixth Street. Police said the car struck the victim’s leg as she crossed the street.

The victim described the driver as a male around 17-18 years old with a female in the front passenger seat and three additional males in the rear seat.

Police said the car was last seen traveling toward South Church Street.

The investigations are ongoing. Police did not say if they believe the two cases are connected. Anyone with any information can call police at (336) 229-7100.

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