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43-year-old pedestrian killed by car in Raleigh was not in crosswalk, police said

Posted December 27, 2016
Updated December 29, 2016

A pedestrian was hit and killed Tuesday night in north Raleigh, authorities said.

— A 43-year-old woman walking across a Raleigh street died Tuesday night when she was struck by a passing car, police said.

The crash happened at about 5:45 p.m., near the intersection of Bland Road and Ollie Street, authorities said. The woman, identified in a crash report as Maria Ramos Noesi, was trying to cross Bland Road but was not in a designated crosswalk.

Lattie Harris Dennis, 62, was driving a Honda sedan that hit Noesi who "darted across" the road, according to the report. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Dennis driver was not injured.

No charges have been filed.

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  • Molly Beck Dec 28, 2016
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    My condolences to this woman's family and friends.
    For the record, the only designated crosswalk on Bland Road is at its intersection with Falls of the Neuse Road, three-tenths of a mile from the accident scene. Perhaps the city of Raleigh would consider adding a crosswalk so residents could cross Bland more safely to reach the stores/restaurants/bus stop in the shopping center. Or at least to remove the implied blame in any future accident that the person "was not in a designated crosswalk."