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Fayetteville man dies in moped crash

Posted March 8, 2011

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— A 29-year-old Fayetteville man died early Tuesday after crashing a moped near 4619 Bragg Blvd.

Timothy Eugene Pursell, of the 600 block of Forest Road, was traveling south on Bragg Boulevard just after midnight when he drove off the right side of the road and struck a utility pole and a parked car, according to police.

He died at the scene. No other information was released.

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  • dontgetmestarted Mar 8, 2011

    wildcat...I agree. If it has a motor...it should be licensed. Get a bicycle.

  • justafella Mar 8, 2011

    I agree with Moabit, Wildkitty, that is the only way some have to get around, and NO they should not be licensed!

  • wildcat Mar 8, 2011

    Moped on highways and roads are dangerous. When are they going to have them register the mope with a license tag? Its needed. Many DWI drives them.

  • peewee Mar 8, 2011

    I think they need to not have this on the road at all.

  • Moabit Mar 8, 2011

    A drug test for moped riders? A bicycle could go faster, so should we drug test every person that is on a bicycle? Instead, how about making the streets safer for "2 wheelers"? How about enforcing lights not just on Mopeds but bicycles as well? How about making car drivers aware of what to pay attention to when sharing the roads with "bikers"? that makes more sense than drug testing. And it sounds to me like this guy was asleep or drunk or had a heart attack or maybe even texting. Who knows... but rethinking how we share the roads is a must, how about putting in bycicle paths that mopeds can use to? Or is that too European for you?

  • somey Mar 8, 2011

    How many Moped accidents have you seen NMBound?

  • NMBound Mar 8, 2011

    Moped's should NOT be ALLOWED on public roadways!!! I have seen too many accidents involving them and motor vehicles, it isn't the moped that wins.

  • concerncitizen Mar 8, 2011

    Regulations a side. There must be more to this? How does a 29 year old man lose control of a moped. He hit a parked car? Was he sleep?

  • Raptor06 Mar 8, 2011

    I don't know to what level there needs to be more oversight of moped riders, but I do think there needs to be some type of test they must past and insurance requirements for their vehicles for them to access the public roads.

  • Telman Mar 8, 2011

    I,m surprised there are not a lot more of these stories in the news, however there should be some regulation for these vehicles including insurance and some type of test if only a drug test.