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Cyclist hit by car that didn't stop in Durham

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The cyclist suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Police are looking for a vehicle that hit a cyclist in east Durham Wednesday morning and didn't stop.

Pictures from the scene showed the man lying on the side of the road at Junction Road and Ross Road being tended to by paramedics. It appeared he suffered broken bones.

The crash happened just before 11 a.m.

Witnesses said the white sedan just sped off.

People who live in the area told ABC11 they hope police find the driver.

"I really hope they find them, and find them quick, and I hope it's prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law because of the way people ride on this road," offered Monique Thomas.

For Thomas, the hit-and-run speaks to a larger issue of safety on Junction Road. She walks with a cane to the bus stop - often times using the edge of the road as her sidewalk.

"It's horrendous. I have walked on this road and people have blown horns at me. They have literally threatened to hit me," she said.

We checked. The city of Durham is working on a new plan and strategy. Currently, out of 235 roads listed on Durham's priority list for sidewalks, the section of Junction Road between Holloway Street and Dodson Street ranks 159.

The city is says it is currently revising that plan to consider areas where pedestrians need sidewalks to go to work, school, catch a bus or visit parks. The city plans to have a strategy developed by March 2017.

But they want your input on where they should put their focus. You can do that at the www.durhambikewalkplan.com website.

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