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Moped driver seriously injured in Durham after wreck with car

Posted March 16, 2014

— The driver of a moped was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries Saturday evening after a wreck with a car, Durham police said.

The wreck happened around 7:15 p.m. in the 100 block of North Miami Boulevard.

Further details, including the identities of those involved, weren't available Saturday night.


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  • itismewpoole Mar 19, 2014

    this man was my brother .... and he had every right to be on it .... it was a drunk driver who hit him ... and you say mopeds are not allowed on a roadway ... what about the drunk driver who hit him ... i guess in your book of stupid laws thats ok to drive drunk down a road at a high rate of speed and slam into any thing in your path

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Mar 18, 2014

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    It's not YOUR road. It's not just for fossil fuel automobiles.

    You share it with other legal users...humans in crosswalks, school buses picking/dropping children, garbage trucks, cyclists, mail trucks, city buses and loads of other *legal* users.

    Learn to share...and you might as well learn to like it, because as population increases, diverse transportation methods will only increase.

  • mike honcho Mar 17, 2014

    I too am sick of scooters and bicycles tying up our roadways, but in this case
    it was a drunk driver who slammed into the rear of the scooter sitting at a light.

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Mar 17, 2014

    buying gasoline = paying road tax

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Mar 17, 2014

    PMCK said “[I’m] sick and tired of scooters and bicycles on our busy roads”

    Did you fail to see that “our” part?...that part that makes roads as much yours as other legal users?

    PMCK said, “They do not pay insurance, they are not registered”

    If they are under 50cc’s and can’t exceed 30MPH, they are not required to. Are you one of them liberals who wants every one to have insurance? ;-)

    PMCK said, “and they do not obey traffic laws”

    They obey traffic laws as well as you...as well as any automobile driver...they just can’t break the speed limit like you can.

    PMCK said, “I'm surprised more people aren't seriously hurt or killed due to these road hazards.”

    When folks feel entitled to 100% of a shared system...and these entitled people resent others who are legally allowed to use the same shared system of roads, THAT is what creates the hazard...because you so often fail to reduce speed, fail to yield...basically, you fail to follow the law to avoid an acc

  • 426X3 Mar 17, 2014

    Get these things off the road unless the operators have to be licensed just like any other motor vehicle operator including a motorcycle course and endorsement.

  • pmck Mar 17, 2014

    Add me to the growing list of people sick and tired of scooters and bicycles on our busy roads. They do not pay insurance, they are not registered and they do not obey traffic laws. I'm surprised more people aren't seriously hurt or killed due to these road hazards.

  • Dave Roth Mar 17, 2014
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    Was the driver pedaling the "moped" like a bicycle, or using the tiny engine, like a scooter? Or perhaps was the driver actually riding a scooter, and not a moped as the article indicates? Scooters are very common here in North Carolina. Mopeds are not.

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Mar 17, 2014

    You may not Like these things (or people or bicycles), but they are Legal...so they therefore DO belong on the road. (read your manual)

    Get over your automobile entitlement attitude before you end up in prison after you injure or kill someone.

  • common tater Mar 17, 2014

    Agree. Any "vehicle" sharing the road should share the costs and responsibilities like license, registration, tax, insurance.