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Motorcyclist dies in Raleigh crash

Posted August 14, 2013

— A Garner man died Tuesday when his motorcycle was hit by a car at the intersection of Rock Quarry, South New Hope and Jones Sausage roads, Raleigh police said Wednesday.

Steven William Jones, 43, of the 300 block of Kentucky Drive, was heading west on Rock Quarry Road when his motorcycle was hit by a Toyota traveling in the opposite direction, police said.

Police said the car driver, a 16-year-old from Raleigh, was trying to turn left on South New Hope Road and failed to yield to the motorcycle.

Jones died from his injuries. The investigation is ongoing, and no charges have been filed.

The wreck forced police to detour traffic around the intersection, causing minor delays.


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  • Pepe Silvia Aug 15, 2013

    Xiaoding - There is "no way, ever" that anyone could ever hit you? Do you have car repelling super powers? How on earth can the rider be even partly responsible.... The police report says the car turned into him.

    denningpatrick - I don't see anything in this article that says hit and run.... was it in another article? Source please.

  • Xiaoding Aug 15, 2013

    Well, let me be more specific. There is no way, ever, that anyone could hit me, on my motorcycle, on that road, at that intersection, at two in the afternoon. NO WAY.

    So, I thnk the rider may bear some responsibility here. Unless the diagram is wrong in some fashion.

  • Xiaoding Aug 15, 2013

    Looking at the report, I can't see how that accident could have happened. Looks like plenty of visibility.

    Looks like the decision to not charge the driver is correct, unless the diagram is wrong somehow.

  • bombayrunner Aug 15, 2013

    sad for everyone ... gosh, sometimes the bikes are hard to notice. It takes a special driver to avoid trouble.

  • Chloe93o Aug 15, 2013

    I'm sad for the family of Steve Jones the motorcyclist. I'm sorry for the young driver as well, his lif eis forever changed. God be with both families.

  • Jordy Aug 15, 2013

    As a motorcyclist every time I get on it I have to assume that there will be a close call with a vehicle. Generally at least once every ride someone will pull out in front of you, change lanes on you or not use signals and cut you off. Best things I was ever taught was, never, ever assume a vehicle sees you and always be prepared for your best course of action.
    Sad story for both the rider and the driver.

  • mont1232001 Aug 15, 2013

    For those of you interested here'shttp://crash.raleighpd.org/files/201308/2013081391527.pdf a copy of the crash report.

  • pikis71722 Aug 15, 2013

    Yes there are many murderers and potential murderers out there on the road. All armed with a vehicle as their weapon of choice. Some are incompetent while most are just to busy doing other things they feel is more important than paying attention to the road. Talking & texting on cell phones can kill anyone of us. Put the phones down! Save a life. And BTW, if you're going slower in the left hand lane than the person coming up behind you, move over! It's the law.

  • msierra2007 Aug 15, 2013

    My Heart is broken for My Friend he was a great person with a big heart. RIP Black yes we all want justice and we will pray and leave it in Gods hands. Great believer in Karma if sonething was wrong here she will handle it. as for the 16 year old child I am so sorry for you i can't begin to imagine what you are going thru having to live with killing someone. We do not know the details but he was a great person and a good friend to many. yes this is a sad situation

  • BruiserB Aug 15, 2013

    Sad situation. As a motorcyclist I've had people pull out in front of me, turn in front of me. I had a driver in the lane next to me run me into oncoming traffic as she tried to turn in to a Wal Mart.I ended up kicking her drivers door to get her attention. People need to pay attention.