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Moped driver killed in Wake County wreck

Posted April 17, 2015

A moped driver was seriously injured early Friday in a wreck on Old Stage Road in Wake County, authorities said.
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— A 57-year-old moped driver was killed early Friday when a truck rear-ended him on Old Stage Road in Wake County, according to the state Highway Patrol.

Ricky Evans, of Willow Spring, died of his injuries after being taken to a local hospital, troopers said.

The truck hit the moped just before 8 a.m., and charges are expected against the driver. Authorities did not release that person's identity.

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  • Fred Holt Apr 17, 2015
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    Notice how the irresponsible drivers of vehicles claim "accident waiting to happen" when all it takes is a bit of "paying attention to the task of driving" to prevent things like this. The standards for being allowed to drive have become way too low, and the mobile phones and toys don't help - anyone want to wager that the killer in this case wasn't playing with a phone? This type of "accident" is becoming all too common.

  • Ching Lee Apr 17, 2015
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    Indeed, a moped is not considered a “motor vehicle” under Chapter 20. G.S. 20-4.01(23). As a result, only the rules of the road that apply to all vehicles (such as the laws prohibiting impaired driving, and requiring that vehicles be driven on the right half of the highway, stop at stop signs, and obey speed limits) govern the operation of mopeds.

  • Ching Lee Apr 17, 2015
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    Tomorrow I hope you get stuck behind one for 40 minutes like I do EVERY DAY. Running in the center of the lane, 30 in a 45 zone where there is no room to pass. Unless the law has chainged mopeds are supposed to stay to the right of the lane. If you think an unregistered vehicle paying no highway tax, registration , or insurance is an equile on the road, guess again.

  • Pete Knowles Apr 17, 2015
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    I know you're going to come back with some inane response, Jeff. Sorry I won't be on here to see it. I think I'll jump on my moped, get some Buds and drive up and down YOUR road.

  • Pete Knowles Apr 17, 2015
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    Jeff, how do they endanger your family? Do they stalk you, yell nasty things at you, threaten you? Of course not, you just don't like them for some stupid reason. If you would take some time, slow down a bit and eventually you can go around them or they will turn off YOUR road. Have a nice day.

  • Dorinda Hayes Apr 17, 2015
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    Fact is Shane Taylor, by law he has a right to be on the road, and people are so stupid and have no respect and ride right up on them

  • Dorinda Hayes Apr 17, 2015
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    I am sure the guy in the truck was following to close to the poor guy. I see it all the time, makes me so mad. What is wrong with people?. They have a right to the road

  • Jeff Abbott Apr 17, 2015
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    I'm sorry, but no. I don't think it's okay for them to endanger my family and I riding well below the posted speed limits on their little hard to see motorized scooters. If they need to get to work or to pick up another case of Bud so badly they can take the bus.

  • Pete Knowles Apr 17, 2015
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    By law, this guy had every right to be where he was. I'm not a big fan of them(mopeds), but that's no reason to even imply the moped driver was wrong. You entitled folks don't seem to realize some folks can't afford a car in these times and that moped may be the only way to get to work to support family. Have a bit of compassion.

  • Terry Watts Apr 17, 2015
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    Sounds like most people think "right of way" belongs to the bigger vehicle...

    A person died due to the careless driving of another person, and you people are blaming the victim...

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