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Motorcyclist hit, killed in parking lot

Posted November 10, 2009
Updated November 16, 2009

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— A motorcyclist died Monday afternoon after he was knocked off his bike and run over in a west Raleigh shopping center parking lot, police said.

Nancy McCall Bashford, 82, of 6321 Johnsdale Road in Raleigh, was charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle.

According to the police report on the wreck, Bashford rear-ended William Thomas McKay, 41, of Wake Forest, when he slowed to go over a speed bump in the Ridgewood Shopping Center parking lot.

McKay lost control of the motorcycle, and he fell off as the bike skidded on its side across the parking lot, the report states.

Bashford then ran over him and into a median before stopping, the report states.

McKay was taken to WakeMed, where he died of his injuries.

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  • lorivalentine1 Nov 16, 2009

    Unfortunately this tragedy is not a shocker around here. Drivers here are terrible for amny reasons.. Sad for all involved.

  • Whatever Geez Nov 16, 2009

    sounds like she didn't even see him at all....which is possible. its hard to see motorcycles sometimes.

  • FromClayton Nov 16, 2009

    Once you hit 65, time for a driving test every year. It is the only way to go.
    mgratk

    i second that!

  • mgratk Nov 16, 2009

    Once you hit 65, time for a driving test every year. It is the only way to go.

  • ReaderReading Nov 16, 2009

    To anyone still confused about the facts of this story: Yes, the woman who hit him and knocked him off his bike was the same driver who then ran over him. He died of the injuries sustained as a result.

  • GoCacks Nov 16, 2009

    "I wish that there were proper channels to report these types of drivers to the DMV to get reexamined."

    There are proper channels in place. You get the tag number and report it to the DMV with a description o the incident. They they will actually follow up on it (believe it or not) and require the person to be tested if necessary. It happens a whole lot more than people think.

  • fisunt Nov 16, 2009

    Try walking in the Target Parking lot at Beaver Creek. I have been nearly hit several times by men and women of all ages. They have apparently have nothing at all on their minds other than finding that perfect parking spot and most could more than use the exercise if they had to park more than 10 feet from the door.

  • Nikka Nov 16, 2009

    I see an old guy driving a Buick who lives near Oberlin and Fairview who has to be in his late 80s and every time I see him drive, I am afraid that he is going to cause an accident.

    I wish that there were proper channels to report these types of drivers to the DMV to get reexamined.

    If such a program was in place, I bet this accident could have been avoided.

  • SME2 Nov 16, 2009

    It seems to me the article suggests the person who hit from behind and ran him over are not the same.

  • WXYZ Nov 16, 2009

    I would really like to read the police report and statements from witnesses (if any). Rear ended on a speed bump and then run over in a parking lot...not what I would call "unavoidable". No mention of DWI, due to prescription medications, that is.... Wrongful death lawsuit? Yes. Prayers and sympathy to the family of the motorcycist. Pedestrians, bicyclists, moped and scooter riders, people in wheelchairs and motorcyclists beware---Raleigh is a very risky place to be.

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