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Pedestrians hit by vehicle on Cary Parkway

Posted March 31, 2011
Updated April 1, 2011

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— A portion of Cary Parkway was closed briefly after two pedestrians were hit by a car, police said Thursday.

Town officials said a vehicle broke down near the intersection of Southwest Cary Parkway and Towne Village Road, and the two people inside got out to look under the hood. Their vehicle was then rear-ended, causing the car to roll over the two people. 

The pedestrians, identified as Cassandra Miller, 18, and Steven Tandy, 18, both of Cary, were taken to WakeMed Hospital in Raleigh for treatment of mild to moderate head injuries. They were treated and released. 

The driver of the second vehicle, Brian Parks, 22, of Cary, was not injured. 

Police said charges are pending. 


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  • mewubbau Apr 1, 2011

    Not saying it would have helped or that this is the case in this story, but from what I see of cars that are pulled to the side of a road or broken down in the middle of a road, I'd say about 95% don't have their flashers/hazards on. Not only does it make them less visible, it also creates a situation where I don't know what they are doing as I drive by. I do drive by cautiously, but I don't know if the car is abandoned or if they are pulling back on the road or really broken down or stopped for an animal crossing the road?!?! This is one of my biggest pet peeves, but I do hope everybody recovers and that the driver that rear ended the car is charged.

  • seankelly15 Apr 1, 2011

    Nancy - "They were not "pedestrians", they were under the hood of their broken down Scion -"

    Were they in the car behind the wheel? No. Were they on the pavement? Yes. If they were standing still in the crosswalk or standing still in front of a car would it be any different?

  • seankelly15 Apr 1, 2011

    DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT - From the Cooper case and the murder at the bank it is clear that the Cary police are not the best that money can buy.

    And the word is 'kudos' not 'cudos'.

  • noblingv Apr 1, 2011

    I drive that road every day and flashers or not there are stop lights about every block in that section of Cary Parkway therefore the driver who hit the broken down car was most likely not 100% paying attention. That part of Cary is always busy, there are always cars lined up at the stop lights no matter what time of day it is. Yes, it is always best to pull off of the road but sometimes when you are broken down you do not have that option right away.

  • LuvLivingInCary Apr 1, 2011

    somebody probably yacking on the cell phone with one hand and driving with the other.

  • Pseudonym Apr 1, 2011

    If you break down, GET YOUR CAR OUT OF THE ROAD!!!! I can't say it any plainer and simpler than that.

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Apr 1, 2011

    Eduardo1, I personally don't know of a case that Cary's finest has messed up. The Cooper case? They did their job. The bank holdup and shooting, they did EXACTLY what they should have done. Even though the man stated he was a hostage and NOT the hostage taker, he still had to be 100% treated as the hostage taker until further identification could be determined. They knew it was a black male. That's all they knew. He was a black male. They tackled him as they should and treated him as the suspect until it could be verified. Cary's finest have always handled situations very professionally and get nothing but cudos from me.

  • kikinc Apr 1, 2011

    Death Row-That's exactly what I was thinking.

  • Eduardo1 Mar 31, 2011

    Now here is a case that the Kary-keystone-kops probably will not mess up

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Mar 31, 2011

    Here's my guess, since everyone else seems to be guessing. Probably was following someone closer than he should. Just as the vehicle in front of him is approaching the stalled vehicle, he switches lanes quickly. The guy following didn't see the stalled car until the driver in front of him changed lanes at the last moment. On wet roads, the guy following wouldn't have had a chance to stop.