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Moped hit-and-run victim has long road to recovery

Posted April 21

— Douglas Porter suffered a number of injuries after a driver hit him while he was on his moped and left him in a ditch.

Porter is out of the hospital, but is still in a lot of pain and has a long road to recovery.

"I'm angry at the situation and how it happened and all, but I mean, it is what it is," Porter said.

Porter was driving his moped home from work at a Circle K convenience store in Cary, when police say Beverly McNair hit him.

"I was wearing my helmet, my safety vest and stuff," he said.

Witnesses said McNair stopped just long enough to pick up any evidence and then took off. For that, Porter said, forgiveness is hard to come by.

"It would have been better if she would have at least stopped and seen how I was doing and not leave me there," he said.

Several witnesses called 911. Porter was in the hospital more than week treating his broken jaw, eye socket, finger and ankle.

"It will probably be at least a year, fully (to recover). And I may not be able to walk properly again," Porter said.

But aside from the physical pain, Porter said understanding how someone could do that is hard to understand.

"In a way, but it would have been better if she would have just stopped and called 911," he said.

McNair is a Wake County Schools substitute teacher and a retired Air Force lieutenant. She posted her $15,000 bond.


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  • NC Tom Apr 23, 8:11 a.m.
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    High quality wcpss teachers

  • Rick Fetter Apr 23, 2:10 a.m.
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    Retired as a lieutenant? Is that even possible? If so she was a failure in the Air Force as well. Hope they take her license permanently.

  • Mary Meadows Apr 22, 8:38 p.m.
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    These kind of comments get old fast.

  • John Malcholm Apr 22, 1:32 p.m.
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    Of course if this was a white male who hit a black female on a Moped and hauled tail, it would be on the national news.

  • Samara Lupold Apr 22, 11:57 a.m.
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    She apparently didn't do a good job of picking up the pieces of her car... I have one of them at my house along with what is left of Mr. Porter's moped (he is a friend of mine). I hope this woman is never allowed to teach again after being convicted of a felony hit and run. What is she going to teach young people? "How to get away with (almost) murder"? Such a shining example of the military as well! I was told she turned herself in only after getting herself a lawyer. She is the lowest form of scum!

  • Angus Young Apr 22, 10:27 a.m.
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    Retired LT my rear end. She was a LT when she got out maybe, but she dang sure never retired as one. I guess I must have retired as a SGT. All these years I thought I EAS'd, or my contract was up so I got out.