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Pedestrian suffers minor injuries after being struck on I-40

Posted October 25, 2013

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— A pedestrian was taken to WakeMed with minor injuries early Friday after being hit by a car on Interstate 40 near the Rock Quarry Road exit, Raleigh police said. 

According to investigators, the man was hit at about 6:30 a.m. by a car that was merging onto the highway. The man's name was not released, but authorities said he could have been trying to cross I-40 when he was hit. 

It wasn't clear if the driver would face charges.

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  • scubagirl2 Oct 25, 2013

    MissB, the article says they think he may have been CROSSING I40, that's not smart but it's also no illegal I don't think.

  • Glass Half Full Oct 25, 2013

    Whenever the words pedestrian and Interstate are used in the same sentence it's usually bad news.

  • bizarro Oct 25, 2013

    Obamacare is here - when is 6:30am considered the evening?

  • venitapeyton Oct 25, 2013

    Walking is a necessary evil for some folks to get to and from work. How many pedestrians have to get injured or killed in this area before we get a walkway like the one on I-440 near Hillsborough St.?

  • mike honcho Oct 25, 2013

    Interstates are for vehicles not pedestrians.

  • daddyankee Oct 25, 2013

    I-40 is so beautiful to walk this time of year with the leaves falling, scattered car mufflers, worn our tire rubber, litter, broken glass, etc. Plus highway 40 is a great shortcut for pedestrians who need a straight route to the Triad or even the mountains of NC.

  • Obamacare is here Oct 25, 2013

    It sure would be nice if people would stop taking evening strolls along the interstates around here.

  • MissB Oct 25, 2013

    I thought it was illegal to walk along the interstate??

  • gobbledygook Oct 25, 2013

    If i was going to walk on the highway, it would be fair into the grass. The only person that could hit me would be some drunk driver.