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Bicyclist dies after being hit on I-40 in Raleigh

Posted August 23, 2012

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— A bicyclist struck by a box truck on Interstate 40 in Raleigh Monday morning has died.

Raleigh police said Thursday that Marc Anthony Mathis, 44, died Wednesday at WakeMed, where he was taken after the truck hit him around 3:30 a.m. Monday.

No charges are expected to be filed, a police spokesman said.

The truck, owned by Greensboro-based Direct Link Courier and driven by Kashta Quinn Brandon, 33, of Raleigh, was traveling the speed limit in the right lane when it hit Mathis from behind.

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  • Trekker Aug 24, 2012

    Heavenl - I don’t believe that bikes should be ridden on interstates but yes bikes should absolutely be allowed on roads. Basically what the comment implies is that people lack the capacity to drive according to the law and cyclists should forfeit their right to be able to use the roads that they pay taxes for. Driver AND cyclist mentality is what needs to change. Yes there are some cyclists that have an elitist mentality but they do not represent all cyclists.

    Cyclists need to obey traffic laws and stay to the right as much as possible. Use discretion as to where you ride.

    As drivers we need to turn off the cell phones, Put down the burgers and fries, groom ourselves at home, pay attention to the road and have some respect and consideration to EVERYONE on the road. Basically drive like the law requires and traffic encounters of all kinds will be reduced.

  • rk1115 Aug 24, 2012

    boneymaroney13... COMPLETELY AGREED.

    WWJD for a Klondike Bar.. Don't see any issue with increasing taxes to create more greenway trails. Great idea!! :)

  • Trekker Aug 24, 2012

    "Why are bycycles even allowed on roads with speed limits over 35 mph? They should be banned!!!" boneymaroney13

    That's right. So as a solution your taxes should be significantly increased to provide for more greenways. I'm sure your all good with that.

  • dontstopnow Aug 24, 2012

    I guess riding a bike on main roads might not have the health benefits everyone thinks.

    Sad that another bike rider is dead and this topic was just in the paper a few weeks ago when another rider was also hit and killed. I don't care what the law says, bikes should not be allowed on the highway with other vehicles. It is a safety hazard to all involved. Guess proving bikes have rights on the main roads is worth dying for???? sad sad

  • codystrait Aug 24, 2012

    'ATTENTION: TO ALL WHO DO NOT KNOW, YES IT IS THE LAW, BUT COMMON SENSE DICTATES TO STAY OFF THE ROADS WHERE BIG TRUCK AND CARS ARE TRAVELING 70 MPH'

  • uncommonsense Aug 24, 2012

    goncampn2 is correct in that not all states prohibit bicycle use on interstates. Check the Federal Highway Administration's web site and this FAQ in particular: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/interstate/faq.htm#question15

  • boneymaroney13 Aug 24, 2012

    Why are bycycles even allowed on roads with speed limits over 35 mph? They should be banned!!!

  • iamsiam1096 Aug 24, 2012

    Sad for the individual but he should have known he can't ride on the interstate in NC, sadly with our crazy lawyers the truck company and driver will get sued for the bicyclist mistake. He should have read from the NCDOT - "Bicycling on Interstate or fully controlled limited access highways, such as beltlines, is prohibited by policy, unless otherwise specified by action of the Board of Transportation. Currently, the only exception to the policy is the US 17 bridge over the Chowan River between Chowan and Bertie Counties."

  • simplelogic Aug 24, 2012

    "But it does beg the question of why someone was cycling on the highway."

    Right - at 3:30 in the morning.

  • iamsiam1096 Aug 24, 2012

    per NCDOT-Bicycling on Interstate or fully controlled limited access highways, such as beltlines, is prohibited by policy, unless otherwise specified by action of the Board of Transportation. Currently, the only exception to the policy is the US 17 bridge over the Chowan River between Chowan and Bertie Counties.

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