Ghost bike placed for Raleigh man
Posted May 9, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — A Raleigh businessman who lost his life last Friday in a car-bike collision was memorialized Thursday on Lassiter Mill Road.
A "ghost bike" was placed at the intersection where Christopher Charles Mangum, 58, collided with a car driven by Thomas Edison Castelloe, 81.
Ghost bikes are old bicycles, painted white and placed at the site of fatal crashes, designed to remind drivers of the need to share the road.
Police said Mangum was southbound on Lassiter Mill at about 7 p.m. May 2 when Castelloe turned into his path.
Mangum "was unable to avoid the collision," police wrote in the wreck report. Other riders in the neighborhood said the intersection was a dangerous one, and it would have been almost impossible for Mangum, who was headed downhill, to stop quickly.
Castelloe, of 3417 Williamsborough Court, was charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle and failure to yield the right of way.