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Motorcyclist seriously injured in Raleigh crash

Posted May 20

A 23-year-old motorcyclist was seriously injured on Thursday evening when he collided with another vehicle in Raleigh.
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— A 23-year-old motorcyclist was seriously injured on Thursday evening when he collided with another vehicle in Raleigh.

Rossano Charles Gardner was riding a 2006 Honda motorcycle on North New Hope Road around 6:45 p.m., according to the Raleigh Police Department. Gardner and Johnny Gregory Melton, 62, who was driving a Kia sedan, collided at the intersection with Corporation Parkway.

Gardner was transported to the hospital, and Melton was not injured, officials said.

The crash is still under investigation. No charges have been filed.

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  • Craig Elliott May 20, 3:21 p.m.
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    I've been riding for some forty years now, but I'll leave it to the authorities to assign culpability.

    Regardless of who was at fault, we all need to pay more attention out there.

  • George Orwell May 20, 2:23 p.m.
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    They have not assigned fault to the Kia driver but looking at the bike and the damage, it was moving at a high rate of speed. Far beyond the 35 mph in that location. You don't bend a disc brake rotor without a lot of energy.

  • Janet Ghumri May 20, 11:15 a.m.
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    What is it going to take to make us understand that 2000 pound weapon you're driving has to be controlled! We have to pay attention when we're driving. Nice weather means more motorcycles, scooters, mopeds, bicycles, baby strollers and people on all of them! I wonder if they will check the cell phone records? We all want to enjoy the weather and our 'toys' but we have to be responsible! I'm starting to think the new cars that drive themselves are an improvement over the distracted drivers we have now. Prayers for the cyclist.