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Fort Bragg chaplain hit by SUV

Posted July 6, 2012

— A Fort Bragg Army chaplain was hit by an SUV while jogging Friday morning in Hope Mills, police said.

Capt. Billy Shane Stauffer was listed in stable condition Friday afternoon, following surgery for a major leg injury.

Stauffer, a chaplain assigned to the 28th Combat Support Hospital at Fort Bragg, was jogging on Rockfish Road around 5:20 a.m. injured when he was hit.

The wreck is still under investigation, but police say that, based on their initial findings, there will be no charges against the driver of the SUV


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  • Whatthehey Jul 6, 2012

    Doesn't apply in this case, but a lot of cyclist want the rights of vehicles on the roads but not the restrictions. move over to avoid one in your lane and he'll zoom by you illegally through an intersection while you are stopped at a red light, and then you'll have to pass him over and over at each light.

  • Whatthehey Jul 6, 2012

    Thanks! Phonejammer.com is for real! won't help stop texting drivers - they'll pay even more attention to their phones - but will be great to stop people texting next to you at the movies, etc.

  • Bartmeister Jul 6, 2012

    "Bikes and runners listen to this message.......................STAY OFF the roadway system designed for vehicular traffic " Nice try, BUT actually bicycles have the explicit legal right to be on the "roadway system" if they follow traffic rules. jenjengirl89


    Nice try as well. You want to talk explicit rights to this guy's family or the guy that got killed on his bike in Raleigh? Go ahead, but having an explicit right and living are two different things. Oh and IF they follow the rules. Tell a 15 year old on a bike to follow the rules. They don't even know what you are talking about. Everyone wants to talk about "their rights". Better open your eyes rather than exercising your rights.

  • Spock Jul 6, 2012

    Whatthehey - an answer to your prayers: http://www.phonejammer.com/home.php

  • trianglerelic Jul 6, 2012

    Let this be a lesson to you All! Keep your SUV's Locked up. I'd recommend a heavy chain and a spiked collar to prevent them from running lose. The moral of my story, don't blame the drive, it's always the fault of the SUV... Get a Life!

  • Whatthehey Jul 6, 2012

    Maybe not the cause in this case, but I'm betting that huge increase in car/truck assaults on peds/cyclists is in large part due to texting. Any time I drive somewhere nowdays I see at least 1 or 2 drivers weaving across lanes, running red lights, not starting when the light turns green, etc. because their eyes are glued to a 2 by 3 inch screen. What should be done to discourage them - passing a law agin it sure didn't help

  • Greyhound_Girl Jul 6, 2012

    "...why would you ever do it on the road instead of a sidewalk when it is available?"

    I'm not a runner, but have friends who are...I think they like running on the road because it is a single continuous surface...some of the sidewalks throughout Raleigh are uneven surfaces and concrete is harder than asphalt.

  • kermit60 Jul 6, 2012

    Was it dark or limited visibility?
    Was he wearing a reflective vest or clothing?
    Was it on a curve or hill?
    Sad the guy got hit but don't blame the driver until we know the circumstances behind the incident.

  • joco cruiser Jul 6, 2012

    "How about drivers stop running us down? Having a license is a privilege, not a right, and comes with huge responsibility."

    +1 someone does get it

  • redapace Jul 6, 2012

    "No idea the circumstances around this particular case, but one thing I've noticed recently is a prevalence of joggers jogging in the road instead of on the sidewalk -- can anyone please explain the logic behind this? I feel like I must be missing something. If you are jogging, why would you ever do it on the road instead of a sidewalk when it is available?"

    I wonder about this too. Maybe they don't want to have to slow down for or go around the walkers.