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Car strikes, injures pedestrian in Raleigh

Posted February 9, 2012
Updated February 10, 2012

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— A woman was injured Thursday evening when she was hit by a car at the intersection of Duraleigh and Pleasant Valley roads in Raleigh, police said. 

The wreck, which closed northbound lanes of Duraleigh Road for several hours, happened around 7 p.m. Eastbound traffic on Pleasant Valley Road was rerouted to Glenwood Avenue while a crash reconstruction unit tried to determine how the wreck happened and how fast the car was going. 

Police said the woman was transported to the hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries following the wreck. Her name was not released. 

It wasn't clear whether the woman was in the crosswalk when she was struck. Her belongings were scattered in the road. 

The driver of the car, a man, was not injured. Police have not said whether the man will be charged in the incident.

No other information was released. 

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  • rohu Feb 10, 2012

    I also drive on this stretch of road on a regular basis. There are an unusually large number of pedestrians on the road all of the time. About 1 out of 100 cases- I see them actually using the crosswalks and lights designed to save them. Almost always, I see people instead (often just yards from the actual crosswalk) running across the street wherever they feel like with no regard for traffic and no thought as to whether drivers can see them. I hope this lady is okay. I also realize that just because you do utilize crosswalks correctly, accidents may still happen, but the amount of jaywalking on this stretch of road is quite remarkable. Sometimes people have young children in tow. I can't believe it took this long to have a tragedy given the amount of people who cross this road willy nilly. WRAL- park a hidden camera on this stretch of road sometime and do a count.

  • Cotton333 Feb 10, 2012

    I drive this stretch of road every day, and every time it's dark I always comment about many people (always dressed in dark clothing) cross the street and how they cross whenever and where ever they feel necessary- instead of at the crosswalks. It's such a scary thing to look in rear view and realize there had been someone standing in the median and you didn't even see them!

  • prettielipz Feb 10, 2012

    This is really nothing to comment on. A driver of a vehicle was driving down the road and a woman ran out in front of the car. This is a dark area and the lady also had on dark clothes, so therefore the driver didn't see her. The driver did call for help and stayed at the scene till the ambulance arrived. Even if you are aware of your surroundings, unexpected things can still happen.

  • Malaki Feb 10, 2012

    Hopefully, the woman will recover quickly and everyone, pedestrians and drivers alike, will be a little more careful.

  • BubbaDuke Feb 10, 2012

    We don't know much about the victim or the person driving the vehicle, so the only thing to comment on here is whether this was or wasn't a wreck. It's a slow Friday.

  • JesusIsLord Feb 10, 2012

    BigBird---so if a car hit a tree would that be a car wreck? If your car flipped over would that be a car wreck?? gimme a break...

  • tatmcc Feb 10, 2012

    BigBird... A car wreck is defined as a vehicle colliding with anything, including another vehicle, pedestrian, road debris, etc.

  • Scubagirl Feb 10, 2012

    this is becomming a daily happening! EVERYONE, drivers and walkers, needs to be more aware of their surroundings and be more careful.

  • BigBird Feb 10, 2012

    how can you even call this a "wreck" and why is it that everything is called that these days? wouldn't you need at least two vehicles involved to be called that? i think accident is better suited in this case.