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Pedestrian killed by vehicle in Fayetteville

Posted September 2, 2010
Updated September 3, 2010

— Fayetteville police say they are investigating after an 82-year-old man was killed by a vehicle Thursday evening.

A 2001 Chevy driven by Douglas Thaggard, 40, of Charlotte, was traveling west on Cedar Creek Road when his vehicle struck and killed Peter Bricker III, of Pine Knolls Shores, police said.

Bricker was attempting to cross Cedar Creek Road when he was hit and he was not in the crosswalk, police said.

The incident remains under investigation.


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  • Glass Half Full Sep 3, 2010

    Common sense can't be dictated. Folks will still cross where it's most convenient for them. This is an area busy with hotels/motels and eateries. Folks need to drive even if it's just across the street. It evens the odds more.

  • uncommonsense Sep 3, 2010

    I was going through New Bern a few weeks ago on Hwy 70 and saw three youths running across the road (4 lanes with median divider), right underneath a pedestrian bridge, so Psuedonym is right, bridges and tunnels are not the answer.

  • Pseudonym Sep 3, 2010


    I don't think a tunnel and/or pedestrian bridge is the answer here. We can spend billions of dollars on that stuff and people will still play chicken with cars. The only thing that will keep people safe is their own minds and common sense.

  • Sherlock Sep 3, 2010

    Let build a walk over are tunnel like the area on 87. Sorry the old guy was killed and the effect it will have on his family. The only lights in that area are the ones at teh overpass for 95.