Durham, NC (November 2, 2018) – A Durham Police officer was injured in an accident on October 26 by a hit-and-run driver who has not confessed to the crime. The man has since been identified as 36-year-old Antonio Lee Keith.
Keith is now facing charges of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, felony hit-and-run, speeding, reckless driving, and a variety of other charges.
The incident, according to police, took place around 2:30 a.m. after officers attempted to stop Keith, who they found speeding on Old Oxford Highway. He didn’t immediately stop and fled the scene.
An officer tried to approach him but he sped forward and injured the officer. Officers then followed him and found his Mitsubishi, which had wrecked along Dearborn Drive.
The officer who was injured in the accident was taken to the hospital with head and facial injuries. He has been released from the hospital since and is still recovering.
Police continue to investigate the accident at this time.
Hit-and-run accidents take place on our roadways every year and are considered to be a serious and even deadly crime at times. We wish to extend our condolences to the Durham police officer and his family as they work through the details of this difficult time and move forward. We were saddened to hear about this accident.
When a crime-related accident takes place, criminal charges will typically result. This means that you will be able to use these charges as a way to forward your own case for civil damages, which can help you in your time of need. As you work toward recovery, one of the most important things you can do is retaining your rights and protecting your best interests when somebody has caused you harm.
At the Nye Law Group, we are here for you in your time of need and want to stand by your side if you have received injuries due to the negligence of another party. Do not hesitate to reach us today for more information on how we can play a role in your case at (912) 200-5230.
Note: A variety of outside sources including news bulletins and police reports were used to create these posts and report on the injuries involved. Due to this, the details of these accidents have not been independently confirmed by our team and writing staff. In the event that false information is included in the story, please contact us immediately with the post’s title and the incorrect information, and we will correct the content.
Disclaimer: We at Nye Law Group pride ourselves as members of our local community and strive to improve the overall safety and wellbeing of everyone in our state. Our deepest condolences go out to those injured in these accidents, and we hope that by promoting an awareness of these dangers, our community can take the steps necessary to avoid them. These posts are not a solicitation for business, and the information provided should not be mistaken as medical or legal advice.