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Cyclist struck, killed in Fayetteville

Posted January 12, 2013

— A bicyclist was struck and killed by a vehicle Saturday evening near Raeford Road in Fayetteville.

According to Fayetteville police, 50-year-old Giles Michael Dechert was struck by a 2002 Honda Accord driven by 26-year-old Christopher William Hubbard as it was attempting to make a left turn shortly after 7 p.m. Saturday.

Dechert was transported to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center where they were he later died from his injuries.

Hubbard was cited for driving with a revoked license. 

The accident is still under investigation by the Fayetteville Fire Department Traffic Unit.

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  • ssmith199824 Jan 15, 3:55 p.m.

    Also i do not understand why he was not arrested of the spot for driving on a revoked license and his prior history. If he was doing what he should have then that man would have never been killed

  • ssmith199824 Jan 15, 3:32 p.m.

    License revoked due to 20+ moving violation, gun charges, and drug charges. This is all public knowledge if you go to Cumberland county website. But my heart goes out to the family suffering from this terrible loss.

  • kermit60 Jan 15, 10:33 a.m.

    The laws for bicycles are the same as for cars. We are quick to blame the driver whenever a cyclist is killed or injured. Ask yourself, when was the last time you saw or heard of a cop giving a cyclist a ticket for no lights at night, driving on the wrong side of the road, not stoping at signs or lights, using a center turn lane as a bike path. Maybe people would respect the bike more if they played by the rules the cars have to follow.

  • Red Green Jan 14, 1:56 p.m.

    “Cyclist should not be allowed on the road. There are parks and trails that they can ride. If they road on these instead we would not be hearing about cyclists being struck by cars.” rk1115

    Let’s clear the roads of cyclists so that all the self-absorbed can continue to drive badly. I don’t think so. Cyclists aren’t the problem, Bad drivers are the problem and nowadays bad drivers are a dime a dozen.

  • Rolling Along Jan 14, 10:27 a.m.

    @rk1115...Have you ever been to Fayetteville? There are very few parks and trails. NONE on that side of town. Some people have to ride a bicycle for transportation, the person driving the car should have NOT been driving. Driving is a PRIVILEGE that can be revoked.

  • rk1115 Jan 14, 10:13 a.m.

    WRAL, why won't you post my comment? Nothing I said is mean.

    Cyclist should not be allowed on the road. There are parks and trails that they can ride. If they road on these instead we would not be hearing about cyclists being struck by cars.

  • Ol Forrester Jan 14, 9:46 a.m.

    WRAL, why was the license revoked?