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Motorcyclist killed in north Raleigh crash

Posted July 20, 2015
Updated July 21, 2015

A motorcyclist died late Monday after a two-vehicle wreck on Durant Road near Stropshire lane in north Raleigh, according to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.
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— A motorcyclist died late Monday after a two-vehicle wreck on Durant Road near Stropshire lane in north Raleigh, according to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

Law enforcement officials responded to the area at about 10:30 p.m. Troopers said the wreck happened when a motorcycle traveling west on Durant hit a Honda CR-V that was traveling eastbound on Durant and trying to turn left on Stropshire.

The motorcyclist, whose name has not been released, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the SUV was not hurt.

It's unclear if charges will be filed. Durant Road was blocked for several hours following the crash.

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  • Craig Elliott Jul 21, 2015
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    The left-turner is the classic MC crash scenario- other than single-vehicle crashes, it gets more riders than any other situation.

    All you can do is watch your closing speed, always have a Plan 'B' and never, ever trust the SOB coming the other way.

    Godspeed.

  • Belle Boyd Jul 21, 2015
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    That is not true of all motorcyclists. Now I know there are some that are stupid and reckless cause I have seen them, but most of us are cautious and obey the law. We try to make sure people see us and people need to learn to see us. That is why you should always look twice and save a life.

  • William Cosby Jul 21, 2015
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    Perhaps you motorcyclists should try to slow down out there. I always see them riding recklessly. You motorcyclists are your own worst enemy out on the roadways.

  • Belle Boyd Jul 21, 2015
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    Charges may need to be filed, but as Roy says an investigation needs to be completed. I am a motorcycle rider myself and I know the troubles they face. There could be more to the story, like he didn't the rider coming because no lights were on or something to that nature.

  • Roy Hinkley Jul 21, 2015
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    It's a bit too early to be calling for charges. Let the police complete an investigation first.

  • Mike Hill Jul 21, 2015
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    Charges need to be filed. This situation of turning left in front of motorcyclists has reached an epidemic level. Sloppy driving is just as deadly as drunk or drowsy driving.