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Motorcyclist dies in Fayetteville wreck

Posted March 6, 2012
Updated March 7, 2012

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— A motorcyclist died Tuesday afternoon after colliding with a pickup on Raeford Road, Fayetteville police said.

Edward Greiner Jr., 32, of Tarentum, Pa., collided with a Ford F150 as the pickup turned left into the Westpark Apartments complex at Laneridge Way at about 1 p.m., police said.

Greiner was pronounced dead at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.

The pickup driver, Charles Madison, 63, of South Parker Church Road in Raeford, was charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle, police said. He wasn't injured in the collision.

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  • ellivetteyaf Mar 8, 2012

    I have sympathy to all involved. It was a terrible terrible accident. For those of you wishing for the truck driver to rot in prison, shame on you. Everyone has made mistakes on the road, lucky you it didn't affect anyone else when you made the mistake. In this instance, very sadly, it did. Any mistake made on the road could end up the same way, so if you're the people wishing evil on this man, remember that the next time you only pause at a stop sign or don't stop at a yellow light, much less go over the speed limit, not utilize your blinker, talk on the phone while driving, or not check all of your mirrors before pulling out. This could have happend to anyone, we're human and we make mistakes. Thankfully for this man, God forgives... Even if you don't. The thing to get from this is not blame or hatred for the driver of the truck, it should simply be a reminder for all of us to take our time and pay more attention as we all know we don't do as often as we should. Praying for

  • donkeypendergraph Mar 8, 2012

    people on 4 wheels are the worst drivers becouse they dont respect others on the road! wake up, get off the phone and pay attention. or suffer a big ol boot print, and your driver side mirror gone!~ I ride about evreyday, Bad 4 and more wheel drivers dont even surprise me anymore! i know they are gonna do sumthing unintelligent!~ Loud pipes for you! love it!

  • slant022 Mar 7, 2012

    I respect motorcyclists..I agree with the posts.. I know the people involved in the accident.. I can tell you the man wasn't on his cell phone. He is a very good man, he has a good heart and he is overwhelmed with sorrow and guilt that he will have to live with.. The young man unfortunately was positioned in a blind spot behind another car.. It was an accident.. A very sad situation for all. My prayers go out to ALL who were involved in this tragedy. My father also rides a harley. I pray for the safety of everyone on the roads.. May God be with them and their families.
    jcpumpin
    March 7, 2012 11:33 a.m.

    JcPumpin, Glad to hear you know someone involved in the accident... the simple fact is that the person driving the truck was in the wrong even if the motorcycle rider was in a blind spot. HE FAILED TO YEILD TO ONCOMING TRAFFIC and ended up killing someone. I hope he is punished to the fullest extent of the law. It is something that is going to be very hard to live with but now I am mis

  • REALY Mar 7, 2012

    "schnabba"
    ok, i'll give you that one .. but what do you mean by " load pipes cost rights" never heard it that way. maybe you ment loud pipes save lifes ? just asking

  • Jeremiah Mar 7, 2012

    "cagers -thats you people who drive cars trucks-- overwhelmingly kill us bikers.... open your eyes.......... he oughta been charged with manslaughter"

    how can you make a statement like that when you don't even know what happened beyond what's included in this article, which isn't a lot?

  • lawhite Mar 7, 2012

    Really people! I ride a bike and drive a Miata. I was almost hit driving the Miata through a shopping center parking lot yesterday. Small or large...you have got to pay attention. My heart goes out to both families.

  • robbyh Mar 7, 2012

    motorcycles shouldnt be on the road... I'm a member of the CBA and we have to fight for our rights just because of comments like that. We are out their and always will be so look twice, save a life please.

  • jcpumpin Mar 7, 2012

    I respect motorcyclists..I agree with the posts.. I know the people involved in the accident.. I can tell you the man wasn't on his cell phone. He is a very good man, he has a good heart and he is overwhelmed with sorrow and guilt that he will have to live with.. The young man unfortunately was positioned in a blind spot behind another car.. It was an accident.. A very sad situation for all. My prayers go out to ALL who were involved in this tragedy. My father also rides a harley. I pray for the safety of everyone on the roads.. May God be with them and their families.

  • mnezzell Mar 7, 2012

    If this had been an accident where the driver was drinking, texting or doing something to preoccuppy him then yes I would agree to a more severe charge. This man now has to live with the fact that he killed a person I could not imagine the punishment that he will do to himself even if just mentally that would make him being in prison any better.

  • vandykebrune Mar 7, 2012

    Bikes are very hard to see and don't belong on the roads. I have pull in front of them before having no idea the rider was coming. Cheaper on gas but not worth the risk!
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    My husband has been riding for 4 years; has a Honda 1300, with a horn that is triple loud, 3 bright front lights, an American Flag on the sissy bar, and still had someone pulling out of a parking space at Golden East back right into him. It's not that we're hard to see, it's the inattention of the cars. We accept that for the sake of the pleasure, and so do most other bikers. Left turners are the worst! Our prayers to the family.

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