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Pedestrian killed in Wilson

Posted October 7, 2013

— Police said Monday that they are still investigating a weekend crash in Wilson that killed a pedestrian.

James Edwards Jr., 64, of Wilson, was trying to cross Hines Street near the Lodge Street intersection shortly after 7 p.m. Saturday when he was hit by a 2000 Chevrolet Blazer driven by Brandon Staggers, 25, of Wilson, police said.

Edwards was taken to Wilson Medical Center, where he died. Staggers wasn't injured.


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  • jenks96263 Oct 7, 2013

    lovinOBX: I agree. I've always been taught that if a pedestrian was not in a cross walk the they were "jay walking".

  • lovinOBX Oct 7, 2013

    So can someone tell me where I can find the law that states pedestrians always have the right of way? I know if they are in a cross walk, but always? Recently more and more people just walk right out into traffic. 4 lane roads, whereever. Not that I want to kill anyone, but are they really within their rights? Just asking..

  • nclifeisgood Oct 7, 2013

    How do you know the man didn't walk into the street without looking. The POINT is we don't because they are still investigating.

  • geraniumposey Oct 7, 2013

    The POINT here, you young folks: WATCH OUT for pedestrians!