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Driver in Raleigh hit-and-run was going under speed limit

Posted January 29, 2013

— A Raleigh woman charged in a hit-and-run that seriously injured a man early Monday was traveling under the speed limit when she hit him, according to a wreck report released Tuesday.

Yvonne McDade, 22, of 537 Marble St., was charged with felony hit-and-run Monday afternoon after, police said, she hit Ray Anthony Hemingway, 50, with the car she was driving near the intersection of North Raleigh Boulevard and Milburnie Road.

According to the report, McDade was traveling 41 mph in a 45 mph speed zone.

Hemingway was crossing North Raleigh Boulevard, while the crossing signal indicated not to cross, when McDade hit him and fled the scene, the report stated.

Hemingway was listed in critical condition Tuesday morning at WakeMed in Raleigh.

McDade, who was jailed under a $45,000 bond, also faces charges of driving while license revoked and resisting, delaying or obstructing a law enforcement officer.

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  • pappy1 Jan 31, 11:14 a.m.

    Just a note to Thermoplastic Man - television 'news' is the worst form of reporting. Everything has to be condensed into a 30-second to two-minute script with a sound bite or two weaved in. There is no time for actual in-depth newsgathering or fact-checking, as the assignments editor pushes his or her crews to get out there and get on camera running from location to location. This is really compounded when the station's ownership and newsroom staff is coated in organizational bias.

  • pappy1 Jan 31, 11:08 a.m.

    A hit and run, is a hit and run.

  • Thermoplastic Man Jan 31, 8:53 a.m.

    How interesting. In this exact same type of story, http://www.wral.com/clayton-police-seek-truck-that-hit-pedestrian-late-thursday/11628900/ and subsequent reports concerning it, WRAL failed to mention several pertinent facts: The DRIVER was going the speed limit, the “victim” was drunk and actually sitting ON the roadway in the dark, the “victim” has a long history of this behavior and is well known by the police for doing it often. This was all public record. In the news reports they painted Mr. Clark as a “good” guy! How interesting that WRAL will print this story in a way that attempts to gain sympathy for the driver, and in the story of Mr. Clark, they paint him as a saint who did nothing wrong, while, in fact, the driver was just some guy driving home who had no idea that he had hit someone. Mr. Clark was “suspected” of intoxication, and sleeping in the road, and then fell into the trailer. How do I know? Because I AM that driver! WRAL is not worthy of being calle

  • ginufine3011 Jan 31, 8:52 a.m.

    Regardless of right-of-way, motorists and bicyclists must exercise caution to avoid colliding with pedestrians on the roadway, and must sound a horn to warn pedestrians, when necessary. - Rolling Along

    You mean to tell me every time I see a pedestrian approaching a crosswalk, I have to slow down and blow the horn? I have the green light in a 45mph zone...the pedestrians doesn't have the right of way, if the signal said DON'T WALK. In a 25mph zone, there are crosswalks all over, so you have to stop for pedestrians approaching crosswalks, by STATE LAW. Imagine if every motorist that approached a crosswalk like that...there would be a whole lot of cars rear ending each other. IMO, they both broke the LAWS.

  • Rolling Along Jan 30, 6:35 p.m.

    Regardless of right-of-way, motorists and bicyclists
    must exercise caution to avoid colliding with
    pedestrians on the roadway, and must sound a
    horn to warn pedestrians, when necessary. Vehicle
    operators must also exercise caution when observing
    any child or apparently incapacitated person in the
    roadway. [§20-174(e)]

  • ttomalee Jan 30, 5:50 p.m.

    As soon as she decided to drive away it turned from hit-and run into attempted murder.

  • camperzsale Jan 30, 4:27 p.m.

    According to what report? Her self-report? "Yes officer I was looking at my speedometer and I swear I was only going 41 when I ran over that speed bump."

    Most people don't even notice these stories. I believe they used the "black box recorder" in her car. The are called "Event Data Recorders" Most cars have them these days and people are not even aware they have them or that it will be used against you.
    And no, you cannot disable it. It is usually under your front seat. All they have to do is plug into it and download the info. It preserves the last 5-10 seconds in a loop. Tells them how fast youwere going, seatbelts on/off etc...

  • Barfly Jan 30, 4:00 p.m.

    So what? Is WRAL going to issue an apology?

  • 42ITUS Jan 30, 3:15 p.m.

    According to what report? Her self-report? "Yes officer I was looking at my speedometer and I swear I was only going 41 when I ran over that speed bump."

  • CarolinianByChoice Jan 30, 3:01 p.m.

    Thoughts and prayers go out to Mr. Hemingway for a complete recovery.

    Delores Watts learned a hard lesson to ask to see someone’s license before loaning out her car. Problem is, how many of us DO ask? We usually trust someone we are going to let drive our cars! Unfortunately, her insurance company has probably already cancelled her policy.

    Now onto Ms. McDade:
    She was driving while her license was revoked (would be interesting to find out WHY her license was revoked). If she had not been committing that illegal act she would not have been on the road and would not have hit Mr. Hemingway. She did not yield the right of way to a pedestrian (which the NC Driving Handbook states the driver of a vehicle MUST do, even if the pedestrian is crossing against a signal). She fled the scene, leaving that poor man lying in the road to die, how completely heartless can one person be? She tried to cover up her crime by hiding the car.

    NO SYMPATHY, THROW THE BOOK AT HER!

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