Durham police cruiser involved in crash

January 11, 2014 7:18:02 AM PST
A Durham police cruiser was involved in a crash with a suspected hit and run driver.

The incident started around 9 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Fayetteville Street and Burlington Avenue near the North Carolina Central Campus.

A white SUV was involved in a hit and run when the driver, Juan Carlos Velasquez, crashed into the back of the police car that was sitting at a stop sign at the intersection of Burlington and N.C. Highway 55.

Velasquez was arrested and faces multiple charges, including DWI and felony hit and run.

The family of the passenger in the SUV told ABC11 she was taken to Duke Hospital. Julie Hernandez is in critical condition and suffered multiple broken bones and bleeding on the brain in the crash.

The police officer was not injured.

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