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Raleigh girl hit by car while waiting for bus

Posted October 9, 2012

A 15-year-old Southeast Raleigh High School student was transported to WakeMed about 7 a.m. Tuesday after being hit by a vehicle on Garner Road near Chris Street, authorities said. 

According to an initial investigation, Raleigh police believe Tavia Jay Moore was waiting for a school bus near the intersection. When a bus transporting children to Athens Drive High School arrived, Moore mistakenly crossed the street. 

As she attempted to go back across the road, she was hit by a car traveling north on Garner Road, police said. 

Moore's injuries were non-life threatening. A Raleigh police spokesman said no charges have been filed in the ongoing investigation.


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  • bclark1258 Oct 9, 2012

    It's pretty dark at that time,I don't think it's safe for the kids.THANKS WCPSS

  • piene2 Oct 9, 2012

    "Whether we like it or not the pedestrian has the right of way.

    I suggest you read the North Carolina law concerning right of way situations.

    "Pedestrian Laws
    Under North Carolina law, pedestrians have the right of way at all intersections and driveways. However, pedestrians must act responsibly, using pedestrian signals where they are available. When crossing the road at any other point than a marked or unmarked crosswalk or when walking along or upon a highway, a pedestrian has a statutory duty to yield the right of way to all vehicles on the roadway. It is the duty of pedestrians to look before starting across a highway, and in the exercise of reasonable care for their own safety, to keep a timely lookout for approaching motor vehicle traffic. On roadways where there is no sidewalk, pedestrians should always walk facing traffic."

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  • piene2 Oct 9, 2012

    "A stopping bus has two stages of flashing lights. They will put on there yellow flashing lights as they are approaching the stop to raise awareness and caution. Once they stop, they turn to red flashing and the stop sign come out. At that time traffic is required to stop. The driver is not suppose to open the door until traffic is stopped and controlled. Opening the door releases the crossing arm in front of the bus signaling to the kids that it is safe to cross.

    I hope the girl is OK. Prayers for her safe recovery.

    There was no bus there at the time of the accident.

  • piene2 Oct 9, 2012

    "Even if the bus didn't have it's lights on, it's clear that a fellow human is in the street and you're in a 3000+ lb vehicle." --allinfantsareatheists"

    The bus (wrong bus) was long gone so I do not think it's lights would have helped.

    "Moore was waiting at the intersection of Garner Road and Chris Street when a bus approached. She crossed Garner Road and realized it was not the right bus. After the bus pulled away, Moore attempted to cross the road again when she was struck by a northbound vehicle on Garner Road.

  • michaelclay Oct 9, 2012

    doggypoos, you could be right the destractions that you mentioned could very well have happened but, the driver may have also been doing all of the right things and the young lady may have just darted into the street because she was in a hurry to catch the correct bus. The entire accident could have been the girls fault. I know that most of us that drive have hit animals that dart into the road and some people do the same things.

  • NiceNSmooth Oct 9, 2012

    ...ALSO, they should put HS, JrHS and Elem in the bus windows...we have around 8 buses that go by our neighborhood's development in the morning and since it's dark out you can't figure out which is which

    although I get what you mean...we have no JrHSs here ... they are middle school and buses have more than one route per shift so maybe a route number/color would work better

  • Alexia.1 Oct 9, 2012

    "Even if the bus didn't have it's lights on, it's clear that a fellow human is in the street and you're in a 3000+ lb vehicle." --allinfantsareatheists

    I would also expect the human to not act like a deer and turn around and run right in front of me. This is a very sad story, but there are "rules" we live by, one of which is "don't run out in front of a car". Even if the driver had been paying attention and slowed down, it's hard to avoid somebody on foot doing something totally unexpected.

  • doggypoos Oct 9, 2012

    Some fault still falls on the driver. In the mornings we all know that kids are out there waiting on buses. We see the school buses on the road. But rushing to work or playing with a phone makes us less able to respond to an accident. Whether we like it or not the pedestrian has the right of way. Its the duty of the driver to be aware of the road and situation. Keep your eyes open and slow down. That could be your child that gets hit.

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Oct 9, 2012

    Dog forbid that a driver has to take his/her foot off the gas for 3 whole seconds.

    Even if the bus didn't have it's lights on, it's clear that a fellow human is in the street and you're in a 3000+ lb vehicle.

    Sheesh, people.