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1 Dead, 1 Injured After Being Struck by Car in Fayetteville

Posted February 5, 2007
Updated February 6, 2007

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— A 6-year-old girl was killed and her mother was critically hurt when a car hit them while they were walking along Reilly Road on Monday evening, police said.

Natasha Kinard, 29, was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, then transferred to a larger medical facility for treatment, police said. Her 6-year-old daughter, who has not yet been identified, was also taken to the hospital, where she died overnight.

Police said the pedestrians were both wearing dark clothing, and the driver, 53-year-old George E. Chapin, of 6855 Shawcross Lane in Fayetteville, apparently did not see them.

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

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  • smoothtip99 Feb 6, 2007

    So what kids where dark clothes...with "LIGHT" the dark clothes can be seen!!!!!!!!!!!

  • smoothtip99 Feb 6, 2007

    North Carolina cities are not pedestrian friendly. Why do the cities here hate sidewalks and lights? Even in Raleigh there are some dark streets without sidewalks in the heart of the city. You can't even find phonebooths hardly anymore. Stupid.

  • hollylama Feb 6, 2007

    Yet another incident...
    Fayetteville Police are investigating an incident where a woman was hit by a van overnight at the intersection of Camden and Cumberland Roads. It happened just before 5 a.m. Police say Winford Riddle, 65, was driving a Chevrolet van when he hit the victim just before 5 a.m. Tuesday.
    The woman was pronounced dead at the scene and has not been identified at this time.

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

  • diwanicki Feb 6, 2007

    well, excuse me I didn't read under the picture.

  • hollylama Feb 6, 2007

    Why do people have to be killed before things change? They can dig up the road to add red light cameras but no sidewalks. (Theres a section of Reily Road where you have to be in the street to get from one side to the other because of a bridge.)People that live off Reily Road have to use it to access the numerous stores and businesses and everyone doesn't drive.

  • spiritwarriorwoman Feb 6, 2007

    Am praying for the loved ones of them all. We need to put the cell phones down and watch where we're going, whether this was so in this particular case or not.
    God bless.
    Rev. RB

  • My2centsworth Feb 6, 2007

    I don't know what happened in this particular case, but I see this all the time. People walking on the edge of the paved portion of the road and many of them are wearing dark clothing especially this time of year. I do much driving at night and many times have been right on top of someone before I even realized they were there.

    Pedestrians are not entitled to any of the paved portion of the roadway except when crossing at intersections or properly markeed crossings. Yes, vehicles must yield to pedestrians but pedestrians are required to see their way clear before entering the roadway.

  • YourMom Feb 6, 2007

    The lesson:

    Always always always PAY ATTENTION when you are driving; you are holding other peoples lives in your hands when you are in that big hunk of metal. Get off the phone and keep your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel at all times. There is not one life out there that is worth the conversation you are having or the article you are reading.

  • mustysteer Feb 6, 2007

    diwanicki, if you were to take the time to read the caption under the picture with the story, you'd then know about the organ donorship possibility. It's written there - plain as day.

  • CLM0513 Feb 6, 2007

    I so agree with you *lovecarolinagutters*...a truly sad situation...It's a shame that the messages look towards who's fault it was..does it even matter??? What could matter more than the fact that an innocent child was killed?