Pedestrian Struck on Capital Boulevard

Last night while we were having a driving rain storm in Wake Forest a pedestrian was stuck on Capital Boulevard in Raleigh at about 8:00 pm.

The victim’s injuries appear to be serious, but not life-threatening.

Raleigh Police Department officers responded to the intersection of Capital Boulevard and Calvary Drive, where a male pedestrian had been struck by an unknown vehicle that was traveling northbound on Capital Boulevard. The pedestrian was transported to WakeMed for treatment of injuries.

The vehicle that struck the pedestrian did not allegedly stop.

The investigation of the hit-and-run collision remains ongoing. Crash investigators are seeking public assistance as they work to identify and locate the driver and vehicle that struck Edward Deane Trice, 50. The vehicle is most likely a sedan that has damage to the headlight area as well as possible windshield damage.

Anyone with information that might assist the investigation of the case should call Raleigh CrimeStoppers at (919) 834-HELP or visit www.raleighcrimestoppers.org for text and e-mail reporting options. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for tips that help solves cases.

You can listen to the 911 call from the incident above. While the cal might be emotionally difficult to listen to you will hear some great people pitching in to help care for the injured man. You’ll also hear first responders arriving.

The most important part of the call for me was the apparent lack of Good Samaritan’s to know how to render CPR in a life-threatening emergency.

With the advent of no-breath or hands-only CPR it is actually an easy process and you can learn what you need to do just by watching the videos below.

The British version says call 999. Here in Wake Forest you call 911.

If you don’t think knowing CPR makes a difference, read this story about how local residents saved a life.

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