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Cary High School student struck by car

Posted September 17, 2008

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— A Cary High School student suffered minor injuries Wednesday when she was struck by a car near the school.

The unidentified student was walking away from the school at a pedestrian crosswalk near the intersection of Walnut Street and Maynard Road when she was struck by a blue Dodge Neon, authorities said.

Charges are pending against the driver, and the student was taken to a local hospital as a precaution.

Sgt. Greg Savage with the Cary police said the crosswalk is relatively new to the area of campus and was put in place as a result of other accidents there.


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  • imp mom Sep 17, 2008

    as a parent of two cary high students, I see how many drivers disregard both the speed limit and the crosswalk right in front of the school. Just as many careless drivers as there are careless walkers. The student (a friend of my daughter) was probably not seen because a car in the right lane was stopped for her - the car that hit her was in the next lane.

    My opinion is that Cary is not vigilant enough with enforcing school zones. (I'm not sure anyone in NC is). Drive around a community that is, and you will see drivers respecting the zone or getting pulled over.

  • lizard Sep 17, 2008

    Student was crossing at the special mid-block crosswalk, not at an intersection.

  • Mr William Sep 17, 2008

    Yield to pedestrian laws vary by state. So many around here are from other states, or may have skipped out of Driver Ed.

    Next year--Sarah needs to push for a federal law about Yielding to Pedestrians!

    This is more important than wide boat trailers, I feel.

  • Timbo Sep 17, 2008

    Need a freshman class on how to cross the street.

  • iron fist Sep 17, 2008

    Look before you attempt to cross the street. Signs, painted lines on the rd. will not stop a moving vehicle. Hope the student recoverys quickly.

  • IzzMad2016 Sep 17, 2008

    So many drivers show little or no respect for crosswalks. Even with a Walk/Don't Walk light and a well-painted crosswalk, a person is taking their life in their hands when they step into one. And Bus Driver you are correct -- the No Turn On Red signs at that intersection are often ignored. The Cary PD could write tickets all day long any day of the week they wanted to park a cruiser there.

  • bus driver Sep 17, 2008

    Many people are always crossing when they shouldn't be, but cars are also not heeding the no turn on red signs there.

  • rogerkneebend Sep 17, 2008

    Seems the new cross walk, which is supposed to help, did anything but...

  • hkypky Sep 17, 2008

    Bad intersection any time of the day.