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Raleigh woman, bicyclist both charged in hit-and-run

Posted December 4, 2013

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— A Raleigh woman was arrested Tuesday on a charge of felony hit-and-run following a collision with a bicyclist last month.

Wendy Glasgow Stevens, 41, of 2704 Stageline Drive, was driving north on Old Stage Road on the evening of Nov. 12 when she hit Stacey L. Jones, 66, of 10645 Old Stage Road, Raleigh, who was riding in the same direction.

According to a wreck report, Stevens failed to stop at the scene and notified the North Carolina State Highway Patrol when she arrived home.

She was driving the speed limit at the time, according to the report.

Jones, who was wearing dark clothing, had a milk crate strapped to the bicycle that obstructed the view of a bicycle reflector.

Jones was taken to WakeMed with serious injuries and charged with driving while impaired.

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  • Classified Dec 6, 2013

    “If you can't do the speed limit, if you're not forced to pay for tags for the use of the highway, and if you're too stupid to dress in bright clothes so motorists can see you, you deserve to be hit.”

    And this is the mentality of some we’re forced to share the road with? How sick is that? Do us a favor and turn in your license before you injure someone.

  • BubbaDukeforPresident Dec 6, 2013

    I wish they would simply outlaw bicycles on the highway. If you can't do the speed limit, if you're not forced to pay for tags for the use of the highway, and if you're too stupid to dress in bright clothes so motorists can see you, you deserve to be hit.

  • Classified Dec 6, 2013

    “IF she was close to home, she went, regardless, at least she called them. And, while I hope the biker will be ok, biking while drinking...really??? What are people thinking??? So pathetic!”

    So in essence hitting someone with your vehicle and leaving them laying on a dark road with serious injuries is condoned while being drunk on a bicycle is condemned, how absurd is that.

  • LocalYokel Dec 5, 2013

    It makes sense that Stevens was charged with a felony for hitting a bicyclist but this bicycling while impaired law is redonkulous.

    I would rather an impaired driver be on a bicycle than driving a car because of the risk to the public. If Jones had been driving a car while impaired instead of riding a bicycle, then Stevens may have been seriously injured.

  • stormwaterguy Dec 5, 2013

    I would never ride a bike on Old Stage Rd - its a twisty hilly narrow road with no shoulders - drunk or sober.

    Article doesn't say where the accident occurred, but there is cell service all along that road; I know, I drive it several times a week.

  • Six String Dec 5, 2013

    "I am guessing based off her address that she may not have had her cell phone or no signal, because she lives not far from the accident. It's not like this is a busy rd where she could flag someone down."

    All of that may be true, but also completely irrelevant. You never, ever hit someone and then leave the scene of the accident. There are NO excuses for not staying and giving aid if necessary, or waiting for the police to arrive.

  • dogluv3r Dec 5, 2013

    I am guessing based off her address that she may not have had her cell phone or no signal, because she lives not far from the accident. It's not like this is a busy rd where she could flag someone down.

  • 426X3 Dec 5, 2013

    Leaving the scene was wrong, but glad the bicycle rider was charged as well. Now if they could only get those mopeds off the road.

  • Pepe Silvia Dec 5, 2013

    "biking while drinking...really??? What are people thinking??? So pathetic!" - tmp32100

    At least she wasn't driving! Riding a bike wasn't the best idea but it hardly makes her 'pathetic' - she was hit because she wasn't visible, it doesn't say anything about her going all over the road or otherwise being a danger. Driver hit cyclists all the time because they are not easy to see or the driver is distracted. If she'd had reflectors and lights visible and was going in a straight line she probably would have made it home safely without putting anyone in danger.

  • VW girl 2013 Dec 5, 2013

    PJM, it said that the driver WAS doing the speed limit, not rushing anywhere! As far as leaving the scene, if it was dark & no one else was around, she may not have had a cell phone and had to go somewhere else to call police. IF she was close to home, she went, regardless, at least she called them. And, while I hope the biker will be ok, biking while drinking...really??? What are people thinking??? So pathetic!

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