Police seek answers to Cary hit-and-run

Cary police hope fliers and a checkpoint will breathe new life into a hit-and-run investigation.
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Cary Police hope fliers and a checkpoint will breathe new life into a hit-and-run investigation involving a local teen who had to undergo multiple surgeries since the accident.

The 17-year-old, who police won't identify, was riding his bicycle around 10 p.m. last Thursday night along North Harrison Avenue near Queen Elizabeth Drive when an SUV hit him and kept going.

Police say the vehicle struck the teen from behind and threw him off of his bike. So far they say they've received few leads.

"We're hoping it will strike a nerve with someone and they will call. Perhaps somebody knows something, saw something," said Officer Carter Anderson.

About six officers joined Anderson at the accident scene Tuesday to hand out fliers asking for the public's help.

According to the flier, the department has an idea of what the vehicle looks like based on evidence from the scene. They say it's likely a 2000 through 2005 Chevy Suburban. It may have noticeable damage to the front center and right panels, and possible damage to the windshield and hood. There also might be a missing fog light.

"We ask that anything the public does know that seems insignificant to them -- no matter how small -- we do request that they contact us so we can hopefully follow up on those leads," Anderson emphasized.

Police said the victim was in no position tell investigators who might have hit him at the time of the accident.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Town of Cary Police Department at (919) 469-4012 or Cary Crime Stoppers at (919) 460-4636.

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