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Fayetteville boy in serious condition after bike crashes with car

Posted June 21, 2012

— An 11-year-old boy crashed into a car while riding his bike in Fayetteville Thursday afternoon, leaving him in serious condition, according to police.

Darren Minor was riding his bike downhill on Barber Avenue and didn't stop in time at the intersection with Boros Drive, police said. He struck the front corner of a Honda Accord and was taken to Cape Fear Valley Hospital.

He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, police said. No charges have been filed, and no other information was released.


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  • JustOneGodLessThanU Jun 25, 2012

    OneLove said, “prior prayers may have kept him from being killed on impact [by a 3000 lb automobile].”

    Really? Is that how your loving, caring deity treats innocent children?

    With friends like that...

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Jun 25, 2012

    piratepeople2 exclaimed, “how dare you question someone's belief in the power of prayer!! That may be the only thing that will help this child!”

    Would you take this injured child to a church or a hospital? Why?

  • btneast Jun 22, 2012

    Bicycle riders are supposed to ride single file, close to the edge of the road, and walk them across intersections

    Bicycles have the full use of a lane, just like a car, except on highways where they cannot maintain minimum speeds. They are not obligated by law to yield to a car. Even though it is the law, I think it is needlessly risking one's life to ride like that, being in the right does no good if you're dead. They do NOT have to walk their bike across an intersection, but they must stop at all stop signs and follow all the rules of the road just like a car.

  • Just Plain Common Sense Jun 21, 2012

    The fact remains: a child is seriously injured at an intersection that is dangerous for reasons that are clearly avoidable. My heart is with the boy and I hope he recovers well. May God be with him and comfort him at this time of need. By The way, enlightened one, where is the children's bike riding park near any home here? Not Mazerick, not Honeycutt. Bicycle riders are supposed to ride single file, close to the edge of the road, and walk them across intersections. Stop at stop signs. Kids? They didnt take the drivers training. Might not like it but that is the rule. Anyone want to show me something different? I bet the lawyers for the child will be in the area wondering what extenuating factors caused this. Thanks to the news for being there to help out.

  • DontVote4LiarsCheatsOrThieves Jun 21, 2012

    itsmyown -

    I bet your heart is still beating fast. sheesh

    Does the girl know how lucky she was, or was she oblivious to the danger she'd been in?

  • DontVote4LiarsCheatsOrThieves Jun 21, 2012

    Storchheim -

    Not sure about the Chapel Hill group.

    Thanks for acknowledging my service. It was long ago, during Vietnam - and I served stateside working with computers cutting checks for dependents and retired checks in KC MO.

    Back then the computers were the size of buses, and we laughed to think someone at IBM had said one day we'd all have one in our homes. LOL

  • itsmyownopinion Jun 21, 2012

    I hope he fully recovers. A girl with a ponytail (looked young, but no clue as to her age) left a convenience store on a bike today and without even looking in my direction rode her bike across the road right in front of me. Thank God I didn't hit her, had just slowed down for the curve.

  • storchheim Jun 21, 2012

    1Grenade, that might be the same group. Is there one like them in Chapel Hill?

    And may I thank you for your service to our country.

  • DontVote4LiarsCheatsOrThieves Jun 21, 2012

    Let's not forget some of us folks recalling the Good Old Days, that times have changed. There's more traffic, more kidnappers, more pedophiles, and more dangers. I wouldn't want to be a parent nowadays with all they have to worry about happening to their kid from sickos. That's for sure.

  • DontVote4LiarsCheatsOrThieves Jun 21, 2012

    Outside - "When I was an eleven year old kid way back when, it would have been an intolerable embarrassment to have one of my parents tailing me everywhere we went."

    I was born just after the end of the Dark Ages. My parents didn't hover, but they did see me leave the house and come back in, and they knew what I was wearing, and if I was dressed inappropriately for the activity I was leaving for, I was sent back to prepare properly.