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Female jogger struck by car in Cary

Posted July 8

— A woman suffered non-life-threatening injuries early Tuesday after being hit by a car while jogging in south Cary, a police spokeswoman said. 

The woman was crossing the intersection at Ten-Ten and Kildaire Farm roads at about 7 a.m. when she was hit by a car. 

It wasn't clear if the driver would be charged. The jogger, who was not identified, was taken to WakeMed.

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  • Super Hans Jul 8, 6:59 p.m.

    For those asking why not jog on greenway. I know if it's super early or late I'm NOT going... View More

    — Posted by keeprightexcepttopass

    Smart. The greenways are not safe at any time of the day.

  • keeprightexcepttopass Jul 8, 6:34 p.m.

    For those asking why not jog on greenway. I know if it's super early or late I'm NOT going jogging alone on a greenway where someone can grab you and do whatever without people on a neighborhood street seeing (when running neighborhoods). Lots of us are forced to run in the roadways because the sidewalks are in bad shape or lazy homeowners don't clean off their sections. I don't know how many times I've almost sprained my ankle on twigs, pine cones, trash, cracked/raised portions of sidewalk.

  • SaysWhoNC Jul 8, 5:26 p.m.

    Raleigh recently built the House Creek Greenway so that it crosses Blue Ridge Road at the bottom of a steep hill, just behind Crabtree Mall. (Instead of, say, tunneling under the road to be safe.)

    One of these days, a cyclist or runner will be killed there when a car going downhill (north) can't stop in time.

    And the City will say: Nobody warned us.

  • Wheelman Jul 8, 5:14 p.m.

    Hope the jogger will be okay. A very, very busy intersection for commuter traffic at 7AM. Not saying it's their fault. Possibly a better choice of places to run would be a good idea for any jogger.

  • velofellow Jul 8, 4:52 p.m.

    I don't care what the law says, its much easier for a pedestrian to stop walking than for me to... View More

    — Posted by stormwaterguy

    Seems like the majority of comments are blaming the victim. Stormwaterguy, if you hit and injure a jogger (or pedestrian, or cyclist), and it is your fault, you better have a very good lawyer and insurance, otherwise you won't be driving your 6000-lb gas guzzler anymore

  • stormwaterguy Jul 8, 4:39 p.m.

    I don't care what the law says, its much easier for a pedestrian to stop walking than for me to stop my 6000 lb pick-up truck. F=ma. Guess who's gonna lose?

  • aspenstreet1717 Jul 8, 4:33 p.m.

    I'm surprised this does not happen more often. Who's fault? If the runner is seriously injured it does not really matter. Are there no greenways in Cary??

  • disgusted2010 Jul 8, 2:19 p.m.

    It seems crazy to me that 2-1/2 hours after the incident (when this story was posted) you cannot... View More

    — Posted by areyououtofyourmind

    WTVD can.... "The driver, 86-year-old William Terrence Cullen of Apex, was charged with failure... View More

    — Posted by gingerlynn

    WRAL only wants to be first, not correct or factual or truthful, only first. Its all about "BREAKING NEWS."

  • 68_dodge_polara Jul 8, 2:15 p.m.

    This runner may have had the right of way, who knows. But even when I have the right-of-way, I... View More

    — Posted by common tater

    Our situation is different in Durham where the American Tobacco trail is less safe than jogging on roads. Yes there are some neighborhoods that are good for jogging like Hardscrabble but try running 20 miles in a neighborhood it would simply drive one insane. So just as we must do for motorcycles please watch for runners too.

  • Havetosayit Jul 8, 2:09 p.m.

    Joggers and bikers take their chances in the streets... How many you see get clipped every... View More

    — Posted by truthhurts1000

    Or people could hang up and drive, they're killing other drivers too especially by crossing the... View More

    — Posted by 68_dodge_polara

    Both of your replies talk about texting and phone use. Do you have inside information about this accident that there was texting/phone use what a contributing factor here?
    I'd guess the texting and driving rate among 86 year olds (per WTVD/GINGERLYNN) is low to zero.

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