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Car hits students outside Fuquay-Varina Middle School

Posted March 18, 2009

— A car struck two students Wednesday afternoon as they were walking home from Fuquay-Varina Middle School, Bill Poston, a spokesman for the Wake County Public School System said.

Neither child was seriously injured. Poston described the students' injuries as "bumps" and said both were taken to a nearby hospital as a precaution.

He did not identify the students.

The accident happened around 2:25 p.m. at the intersection of Woodrow and Church streets.

Police have not commented on the incident.


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  • tibbs29 Mar 19, 2009

    pay attention to pedestrians always an excuse. There were two that were hit, come on if you cannot see two people on the road you need to slow down and pay more attention.

  • donnied1952 Mar 19, 2009

    I guess that because it happened in Fuquay, these kids safety is not as important as the one that was struck in Apex. The one in Apex was headlined and this story was buried. Typical of WRAL.

  • ThisGuy Mar 19, 2009

    Once again Eduardo if you read my post just under yours you will see that I was explaining the rain was simply a comment I made about how easy it was those days to spot the less intelligent drivers. I am not saying the kids weren't out in the road, but at the same time, the article didn't specify that they were.

    Every school has the problem of drugs, it isn't just Fuquay. I have known people in middle school to hold gin in their water bottles. It happens.. and that was in a back road county school. The point here is if you are aware that they do it, the least you can do is keep an eye out for them. Hitting them won't make them smarter, nor will it make your car look better. Kids aren't learning responsibility, it seems, as they used to. Running them down with a car won't really achieve that point.

  • Eduardo1 Mar 19, 2009

    what part of Fuquay were you in yesterday. The sun was out ALL day. Those who saw the rain, should have been stopped for DWI.
    Was this accident a hit-&-run or did the driver stay. I live in FV & I do not know if the children play chicken or if some of them are just aloof to what is going on. Also, as we are aware, we do have CHILDREN with a drug problem, not just narcotics. They attend our schools with some being intoxicated to some degree. There is a very active group in Fuquay that is trying to resolve this problem. For those who are not aware of the problem, you would be shocked!

  • ThisGuy Mar 19, 2009

    No, pebbles, I made a comment on how the rain showed off the less smart of the driving community and it took off a little more than the kids debate. It isn't clear that the kids were in the road, but if they were bumping them wasn't really the way to go. We're the adults and teaching them to hit people when they get in the way isn't really the best way to break the bad habits they already have.

  • ThisGuy Mar 19, 2009

    North Carolina General Statutes § 20-129 Required lighting equipment of vehicles

    (4) At any other time when windshield wipers are in use as a result of smoke, fog, rain, sleet, or snow, or when inclement weather or environmental factors severely reduce the ability to clearly discern persons and vehicles on the street and highway at a distance of 500 feet ahead, provided, however, the provisions of this subdivision shall not apply to instances when windshield wipers are *used intermittently* in misting rain, sleet, or snow.

    I believe you are speaking of this phrase starred above. It means that if you just hit it once and turn it off it is ok, not that if you leave it on low it is ok. rescuefan is correct. i presume this is what you meant as well wa4mjf?

    Also yes kids will do stupid things like walk out in traffic, as the adult you should be wary of such things. It's really the parents and teachers that need to break the kids of bad habits.

  • sayitoutloud Mar 19, 2009

    Yesterday on my way home there was a woman hitch hicking on HWy 42. She was walking in the road and thumbing for someone to pick her up. So she realy wasnt paying attention to what she was doing. Drivers watch out for people walking in the street! I think majority of the time its the pedestians fault, but the driver always gets charged or faulted.

  • pebbles262004 Mar 19, 2009

    What does the rain and headlights have to do with these kids what hit? It was not raining yesterday! Did I miss something here , maybe I should be on the short bus today..or some of you do one. I don't see the connection. Yes, when it is raining you need your headlights on.

  • mrs. me Mar 19, 2009

    I have to agree with live_the_truth. I used to get to work through that area and the kids DO NOT get out of the road when you are driving. They act like they are almost daring you to "bump" them! I stay away from there now, most of those kids act like gang members and they make the area very undesirable.

  • CestLaVie Mar 19, 2009

    I agree with you rescuefan & live_the_truth, wholeheartedly.

    Negligent drivers & kids with an attitude make for an accident waiting to happen. There are a LOT of each out there.

    wa4mjf: what hole did you just crawl out of??