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Chapel Hill police investigating crash involving pedestrians

Posted May 16

— Chapel Hill police were investigating a crash Tuesday evening that involved two pedestrians.

According to authorities, officers with the Chapel Hill Police Department responded to a crash at about 3:30 p.m., involving a vehicle hitting two people on West Rosemary Street near Shortbread Lofts. Officers said the pedestrians were in the crosswalk.

The pedestrians, whose names are currently being withheld, were transported to UNC Hospital with serious injuries.

The driver of the vehicle was cited with failure to reduce speed and failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.


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  • Rusty Shackleford May 18, 12:35 a.m.
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    Why do you ask ? Oh wait, never mind, I think I know.

  • Norman Lewis May 16, 11:44 p.m.
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    Would be willing to bet one of two situations happened here. #1: driver was texting or talking on their phone and not paying attention or #2: the pedestrians stepped out into the cross walk so close in front of the moving car that the driver could not stop. I have seen both circumstances but far more prevalent is #2. Surprising number of people that believe stepping out into a cross walk suspends the laws of physics and will allow them to walk in front of moving cars safely no matter how close the cars are.