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Driver won't be charged for hitting pedestrian

Posted July 27, 2008

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— A driver will not be charged in an accident that critically injured a pedestrian on Western Boulevard on Friday, police said.

The driver, LaTonya Lynnette McKoy, 22, of Raleigh, was cited for driving without auto insurance.

The wreck report indicated that Rashid Pierre Riboul, 23, of 14174 Old Lake Road in Riegelwood, was crossing against the light near Western and Avent Ferry Road. McKoy had a green light and was going at the posted speed limit of 45 mph, according to the report.

Riboul remained in critical condition at WakeMed on Sunday.

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  • fletchermse Jul 28, 2008

    Good, she had a green light, she shouldn't be charged.

  • something2say Jul 28, 2008

    I see people walking against the light, jay walking when a cross walk is two feet away and in general not paying attention while in the street or parking lot!

    Honestly, with cell phones, kids and all the other distractions do you really feel like drivers will notice you???? Your best protection is to pay attention and cross only at corners, cross walks, lights etc. I am constantly amazed at the people who think Cars must yield to them EVERYWHERE!!!