Pedestrian injured after hit-and-run in Burlington

Burlington police (WGHP file photo)

Burlington police (WGHP file photo)

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BURLINGTON, N.C. – Police are investigating after a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle and injured while walking down a road in Burlington.

Burlington police said officers were called to the 900 block of Sharpe Road at about 10:18 p.m. Friday in reference to a pedestrian being hit.

Ray Allen, 61, of Burlington, told police he had been walking west in the 900 block of Sharpe Road with his back to traffic when he was struck.

The suspect fled the scene, according to police. Officers found a passenger side mirror at the scene that appeared to have come from a champagne colored Nissan passenger vehicle, possibly between the model years of 2000 and 2003.

Allen suffered minor, non-life threatening injuries and was taken to Alamance Regional Medical Center by Alamance County emergency workers.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with any information can call Burlington police at (336) 229-3503 or Burlington/Alamance Crimestoppers at (336) 229-7100.

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