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Fayetteville man dies after being hit by truck

Posted August 8, 2011

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— The North Carolina Highway Patrol said a Fayetteville man was killed when he was hit by a pick-up truck in Cumberland County early Monday.

Troopers said Phillip Brigman, 54, was lying near the intersection of Parkton and MacDonald roads, just south of Hope Mills, when he was hit by a pick-up truck around 2:30 a.m. The driver of the truck, whose name was not released, stopped and called 911. 

It is unknown why Brigman was lying in the road.

No charges are expected to be filed. 

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  • sewell1234 Aug 9, 2011

    My uncle Phillip would not have been just layin in the RD, he was hit more the one time, an the driver that called 911 hit him also then called it in, he was die the frist time,or almost, an if had been drinking he would not have passed out in the RD,

  • niecey2101 Aug 9, 2011

    I'm Phillip's 1st cousin...Yes he drink's..But...I know him.. he would not have been LYING in the road like that!!!!I believe he was hit more then once.....I think the 1st one that hit him didn't stop...That's why he was lying in the road!!The driver of the truck that called 911(Thank you god bless you)But I think he was already dead..The 1st driver that hit him didn't stop so that's why he was LYING in the road...He sure wasn't napping!!I'm sorry!!! But this just upset me to read all of this..I know Phillip!!! I just wont people to know that he was NOT NAPPING in the road.LOVE YOU PHILLIP AND YOU WILL BE MISSED!!!!!!

  • dochandler Aug 8, 2011

    I know this intersection well and it is very dark at night. There could be any number of reasons why this man was lying in the road so I will not bring up any scenarios. Condolences to the family of the man that was killed and also my prayers to the driver and his/her family.

  • abylelab -BT- Aug 8, 2011

    i guess if you wanted to get technical, low beams are really only meant to give you enough light to drive at 40mph in the dark, so anything over that would be driving too fast.

    however, if you're lying in the road, at night, and you're not having a medical emergency, i will probably run you over.

  • jdixon2 Aug 8, 2011

    Since he was LAYING in the road at 2:30AM, wonder if he might have been passed out from a night of drinking.

  • BubbaDuke Aug 8, 2011

    The roads are not intended for foot traffic or for napping...or for bicycles for that matter.

  • Glass Half Full Aug 8, 2011

    tinnutt74 - Are you familiar with these roads? How do you suggest one driving at 2:30 am in the country on a 55 MPH road avoid someone lying in their path? When you figure it out, let us all know. Thanks. Condolences to the family for their loss and to the driver for being made an unwilling participant in all this.

  • Rolling Along Aug 8, 2011

    It said he was LAYING in the road. I agree that is hard to see people on the back roads. I routinely drive 5mph or more under after dark. The area I live in has a bunch of people that want to walk or jog along the sides of narrow two lane roads, wearing dark clothing. It is just a matter of time until one of them becomes a statistic.

  • NCStatePack Aug 8, 2011

    "If that is the case then a person is probably driving too fast for conditions. Slow down." -tinnutt74

    The speed limit is 55 on those roads and they are pitch black at night with no street lights. Until you've driven on them while people are walking down the centerline, you won't understand how hard it is to see someone in dark clothing.

  • Tin Nutt Aug 8, 2011

    "and with the bends in the roads it's incredibly hard to see them in enough time to not run them over." If that is the case then a person is probably driving too fast for conditions. Slow down.

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