17-year-old seriously injured after being hit by car in Durham

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Monday, August 7, 2017

DURHAM, North Carolina (WTVD) -- Durham police say a 17-year-old was hit by a car while he was walking early Monday morning.

It happened around 12:30 a.m. in the 600 block of NC-54 East.

Investigators said Jadakis Harrison was struck by a 2008 Hyundai Elantra while crossing the street.

Authorities said he was walking in the travel lane, in a dark area with no street lights, and wearing dark clothing. He was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Speed did not appear to be a factor in the crash, according to officials.