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Police seek driver after fatal Fayetteville wreck

Posted April 24, 2011
Updated April 26, 2011

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— Police were investigating a wreck in Fayetteville that killed a 35-year-old motorcyclist Saturday.

The male driver of a 2005 Ford fled the scene, police said. They are searching for him. It wasn't clear whether he would be charged.

Authorities said Carson Morris, of the 1100 block of Blankshire Road, was traveling north on 71st School Road on a 2006 Suzuki motorcycle when the wreck occurred. The driver of the Ford, police said, was traveling south on 71st School Road and attempted to make a left turn on to Old Bunce Road in front of Morris.

Morris was pronounced dead when officers arrived at the scene shortly after 9 p.m.

He was a staff sergeant assigned to the 7th Transportation Battalion, 82nd Sustainment Brigade at Fort Bragg as a wheeled vehicle mechanic.

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  • lauralizard77 Apr 27, 2011

    Really? who are we putting the blame on? Carson was a good man. honor him. Bikes and cars need to share the road.. If you knew the real story maybe you all wouldnt be up here assuming anything.. Do you get where they said the CAR turned into him. Bikes are allowed on the roads just like cars and when you take any course what does it tell you? LOOK EVERYWHERE... over your shoulder... blind spots.. cause if your not who's fault is it? yours....and if you cant see in front of you... you really need to stay OFF the road.

  • Idrivemyown Apr 26, 2011

    As a rider myself, I think it should be mandatory that motorcycle safety be included in driver's ed and on the DMV test!! There is so much to learn about motorcycle safety that drivers do not know about unless they take the class. But regarding the story, I pray for the motorcyclist family!! A very sad situation that should have never happened.

  • annabucciarelli Apr 25, 2011

    @BubbaDuke...I guess the Bubba part of your name is coming out in full force. Where do you get off grouping all riders together like this? If bikes were so unsafe would the state allow someone to purchase, register, inspect and license them? No they wouldn't. In order to get bike license most counties require you to take a motorcycle safety course, have a permit for a certain period of time, then license you only after you complete a DMV road course and a very detailed test to ensure you know how to handle the bike. What do car drivers have to do take drivers ed when they are 15 or 16, taken an eye exam, a written test and a DMV road course that is not that extensive. Plain and simple whether it is a bike, a car, a truck, an tractor trailer, a bicycle, a moped or a pedestrian BE ALERT AND SHARE THE ROAD!!!

  • Rebelyell55 Apr 25, 2011

    A lot of people confuse a motorcycle with a moped out there. I've had people pull right beside me into the lane I was in while on my bike. They act like I wasn't even there. That why I like loud pipes, because I got his attention pretty quick. But he still tried to pull off when the light change cutting me off. I've also cut a motorcycle off, because I didn't see it in my blind spot, no excuse, I've should be been looking harder. So sad people don't have respect anymore.

  • bigal02282 Apr 25, 2011

    I'm sorry, but comments about "not seeing" etc. are totally MISSING the point. The story centers on someone who may have caused and accident which killed a person and then callously drives off to avoid what? They had to have had a reason for leaving the scene of an accident I would think? Drunk, no license, no insurance, fictitious plates, stolen vehicle, unaware of the laws, just plain stupid? Take your pick, but none of them excuse someone from driving away from the scene of an accident even if they were unaware of what happened to the driver of the other vehicle. Forget the "person of interest". This is a "suspect".

  • pettus08 Apr 25, 2011

    For those of you that say you can't see a motorcycle coming... I say park your car! I bet you don't miss a yard sale sign though, do you!

  • rescuefan Apr 25, 2011

    " it is easy to miss seeing a rider on a bike until the last minute. I've had occasion to look both ways twice and pull out only to cut off a biker; and I'm an excellent driver. If you're going to ride an unsafe vehicle, remember that it is you taking your own life into your hands.

    BubbaDukeforPresident"

    If you have trouble seeing a motorcycle with their headlight lit, you really should have your license revoked.

    The problem is that there are too many drivers out there who are arrogant and think the road belongs to them and them alone.

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Apr 25, 2011

    @bubba, what kind of "car" should we get? A Smart car? A Honda Fit? A Geo?

    Please tell us what "car" meets your standards for a non-joyriding, non-hazard vehicle.

    What if I drive a full-sized Hummer & outfit it with spikes front, side and rear and then laugh as I pull out in front of your measely Ford Explorer and watch you get impaled and then implode?

    I hope that you're a troll and just kidding.

  • Z Man Apr 25, 2011

    BubbaDukeforPresident - Why don't you lump all motorcyclists together? They ALL are not in control of their bikes. They ALL weave in and out of traffic. They ALL are whining about joy riding. I suppose you feel the same about Black people. How about the Irish?

    Motorcycles are an excellent form of fuel efficient transportation but according to your twisted logic we should all be driving Sherman tanks getting 3 gallons per mile.

    I've ridden 100,000 motorcycle miles in my life. I'm glad to not have 'run into' you.

  • thrasher3 Apr 25, 2011

    STRATEGY: Run from the scene.... You know they will find you BUT atleast you will be sober when they do!!!

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