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Motoryclist injured in Cary wreck

Posted August 24, 2011

— A man was seriously injured Wednesday evening in a crash involving his motorcycle and a pick-up truck in Cary, police said. 

The wreck happened around 7 p.m. at the Crossroads shopping center.

The man, whose name was not released, was briefly trapped under the truck. Emergency workers quickly got him out and transported him to WakeMed Hospital in Raleigh. His condition was not released. 

The driver of the pick up truck was not hurt.

Cary police are still investigating the incident to determine if charges will be filed. 


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  • shortcake53 Aug 26, 2011

    I love riding, but NOT around Raleigh's populated areas. IF you can get out to the "country" it is wonderful, but inside the city is a constant risk. We are as careful as we can possibly be, but that doesnt protect us from the crazies who pull out in front, change lanes, or ride like they are trying to steal our tail light. People, realize that you are not the only one on the road, and pay attention to what your SUPPOSED to be doing.

  • HemiTodd Aug 25, 2011

    I ride a motorcycle daily and wish I could contribute to this post intellegently. However, everytime I read an article regarding a motorcycle accident I get too personally involved because of my own experiences with close calls. The truth is people do not pay attention while driving and become self-absorbed behind the wheel. The road is not your own. Pay attention to what is happening around you at all times. The life you save jst might be your own. FATBOY TC

  • Rebelyell55 Aug 25, 2011

    Well it's been all day now, and no up date. Yet there is 43 posting. Maybe they'll get around to it tomorrow, after all is Cary police.

  • kckauf Aug 25, 2011

    @justjean: Alegedly, North Carolina has recently passed a bill that dedicates a percentage of the motorcycle registration fee towards motorcycle awareness and safety in drivers ed.

  • kckauf Aug 25, 2011

    And to the comment that bikes should have two headlights. From my personal experience, I'm not convinced that would make much difference. I have auxiliary lights on my bike - lights flanking my headlight - so I have a bank of three lights. People still turn in front of me. They either don't see me or they don't care. That's why I ride like you all are trying to kill me.

  • justjean Aug 25, 2011

    Motorcycle awareness and safety should be a part of all drivers education classes and a part of the test you take to get a drivers license. Vehicles of any type should not be equipped with anything that will distract the driver; i.e. radios, DVD players, GPS systems and hand held devices. These should all be banned while driving. No one has ever died because they couldn't put a Disney movie in the DVD player. This would cut down on some of the accidents caused by distracted drivers..of course people will still eat, put on makeup, polish nails, turn around to yell at the kids,read,and change clothes while driving. I've seen all of these things going on while riding my motorcycle.

  • kckauf Aug 25, 2011

    The majority of multi-vehicle motorcycle accidents occur at intersections where another motorist turns left into the path of an uncoming motorcyclist, thereby violating the motorcyclist's right of way.

  • Equinox Bandingo Aug 25, 2011

    it doesn't really matter if they're seen, why they're not seen etc. what matters are the statistics showing how many riders get run over. if you are aware of the risk and still want to ride amongst interstate and/or city traffic then you've weighed the risk vs. the enjoyment it brings you and are prepared for the consequences.

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Aug 25, 2011

    @twc, I'm not sure I understand your question.

    And, I'm not sure that two headlights would make much difference...maybe a flashing light might help. But, I'm thinking about all the people who continue to die at railroad intersections where there are flashing lights, dinging bells, lowering arms, etc.

    Some people are just beyond mental reach.

    And, we're not even addressing the people who are just highway bullies in their SUVs and big cars and just don't care about anyone else.

  • twc Aug 25, 2011

    hereandnow99, what difference would that make to the victim of the shooting?