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Man in wheelchair hit, killed in Raleigh

Posted March 27

A 75-year-old man in a wheelchair was hit and killed Sunday morning near the intersection of Raleigh and Martin Luther King boulevards, authorities said.
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— A 75-year-old man in a wheelchair was hit and killed Sunday morning near the intersection of Raleigh and Martin Luther King boulevards, authorities said.

Officers were dispatched to a crash between a car and pedestrian in a wheelchair at about 11:20 a.m.

According to a wreck report, Harold Smith, 75, was crossing east to west outside of the crosswalk on South Raleigh Boulevard when he was hit by a car driven by Kimberly Renee Jones, 37.

Smith was taken to WakeMed where he later died.

No charges have been filed, but the crash remains under investigation.

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  • Beth Spears Mar 28, 2016
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    I am in no way heartless. Maybe I should have worded it differently. In no way do I think it was the mans fault in the wheel chair. I was only thinking about a way to make them more safe. To many accidents involving pedestrians. Drivers need to be concentrating on driving. and pay attention. I hope he didn't suffer and I am very sorry for his family's loss.

  • Nick LeBon Mar 28, 2016
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    Not saying that it is the case in this accident but way too many people around here cross the street against the crosswalk lights.

  • Chase Truman Mar 28, 2016
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    Why do I read about so many pedestrians hit on Raleigh roads? Is this the norm for large cities?

  • Mike Blackwell Mar 28, 2016
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    My condolences to the family also. I agree with you Fred. This is a true tragedy. This kind of thing should not be called, nor treated, as an "accident"

    Although I think that perhaps Beth isn't as heartless as she sounds I do think that Beth should she give thought to how she sounds before she speaks.

  • Fred Holt Mar 27, 2016
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    Maybe people driving cars should be looking ahead, instead of playing with their phone, I don't know the investigation here - but it's almost uinversal that pedestrians killed by drivers are killed by distracted drivers. This kind of thing should not be called, nor treated, as an "accident"

  • Fred Holt Mar 27, 2016
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    Sad , and blaming the victim is even moreso

  • Beth Spears Mar 27, 2016
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    Very sad... Maybe people in wheel chairs should use those tall orange flags if they are going to use them to cross streets. Condolences to his family.