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Marine killed in biking accident on Camp Lejeune

Posted July 18, 2012

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— A Marine died early Wednesday after being hit by a vehicle while bicycling on Camp Lejeune, officials said.

The accident occurred shortly after 6 a.m. at the intersection of N.C. Highway 172 and Hammocks Bay Road, officials said.

The name of the Marine hasn't been released.

The case remains under investigation.

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  • tnt4kps2 Jul 18, 2012

    Correction to this story: This is a Navy Corpsman that was killed, not a Marine but either way...very sad.

    Rest in Peace Devil Doc

    http://www.jdnews.com/articles/bicyclist-106245-wreck-died.html

  • IzzMad2016 Jul 18, 2012

    Sincerest condolences to the marine's family.

    "bicycling in nc is very dangerous due to the lack of respect and courtesy shown by many many drivers in nc.... i should know i cycle every day"

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but are cyclists supposed to observe and abide by the SAME traffic laws as cars and trucks? Just wondering since a cyclist flat out, on purpose rode through a red as red can be light at Davis and Kit Creek this morning...and it wasn't by accident, believe me -- it was clear he had no intentions of stopping.

  • geno4mar2 Jul 18, 2012

    so very sorry

  • porkchop27540 Jul 18, 2012

    Much respect to MARINE RIP

  • 426X3 Jul 18, 2012

    SEMPER FI - God always has room in heaven for a Marine.

  • wildpig777 Jul 18, 2012

    bicycling in nc is very dangerous due to the lack of respect and courtesy shown by many many drivers in nc.... i should know i cycle every day

  • whyalltheproblems Jul 18, 2012

    ...and his family probably thought he was safe by not being in Afghanistan :(.
    Rest in peace, Marine. Semper Fi.

  • irishale Jul 18, 2012

    "Raleigh is supposed t be changing the laws regarding bike riding to make it safer......problem is how long is that going to take and how many more have to die first. " t watkinsntp

    Err... well, it's already against the law to hit someone on a bike... how is another law going to help? Murder is illegal, yet it happens. Speeding, theft, forgery... all of these things have a law against them, yet they still happen.

    But it'd be different with bicycles, right?

  • eb2cents Jul 18, 2012

    I saw a bicycle rider on Duraleigh Road today (busy 4-lane road), in blistering heat, without a helmet. He made me a nervous wreck! I guess it's his right to be out there without a helmet, but he appeared to be as irresponsible as some drivers!

  • DivaD Jul 18, 2012

    RIP, and my prayers are with the family!

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