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Woman, 78, dies after being hit by vehicle

Posted October 28, 2010
Updated October 29, 2010

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— A 78-year-old woman died after being hit by a vehicle while crossing a Raleigh street Wednesday evening, police said.

Nannie Evans Bullock, of Raleigh, was trying to cross Cross Link Road, between Dandridge and Hadley drives, around 7 p.m. when she was struck by a 2005 Ford pickup. Bullock was pronounced dead at WakeMed.

Bullock was not in a crosswalk and stepped off the sidewalk into the path of the pickup, according to the wreck report. The driver was unable to stop.

The report states that the pickup truck was going at the legal speed limit of 35 mph. The area was not lit, according to the report.

Police have not filed any charges.


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  • judirose2004 Nov 3, 2010

    The above article on my MOTHER is inacurrate to the letter. She did not step off of the sidewalk. She had already crossed the street and was in the pedestrian lane! Her foot was in he pedestrian lane when she was hit. To the driver, Walter Savage who killed my mother... Give your soul to God because your Behind is mine.

  • Mugu Oct 29, 2010

    Yeah, but when good people like us hit them, they tend to damage our cars.

  • Hater like Darth Vader Oct 28, 2010

    no need to ticket them and flood the court. They will only get dismissed. And besides, this is one of those situations that tends to mend itself after a while. It's called social darwinism.

  • sushatl Oct 28, 2010

    I will keep the family in my Prayer's. I think everyone that drives needs to slow down and do the speed limit! I walk all the time and believe me the people that do drive do not care if some one is walking or trying to across a street. I have a pizza driver that comes and think he is going to the races when he comes down my street. I will keep the family in my prayers and hope that if something ever happens to me some one will do the same for my family!

  • rebecca7 Oct 28, 2010

    Pedestrians may have the 'right of way' in places like crosswalks... but they should also use their brains. Anytime you are walking in an area designated and designed for tons of metal to be cruising at any speed - you should use extreme caution - right of way or not. Just because you are walking in a cross walk, doesn't mean you just walk without looking both ways and making sure you aren't going to get run over... even if you have a sign telling you to walk.

    Prayers for her family. Tragic loss.

  • Jack Flash Oct 28, 2010

    I know that spot. People drive pretty fast on Cross Link, an this time of year, visibility is getting tough around 7pm. Prayers and condolences to the family of Ms. Bullock and for the driver.

  • penelope1 Oct 28, 2010

    This lady is a deacon at my church. I'm so sorry to hear this tragic news and I pray for her family during this time.

  • chach Oct 28, 2010

    I think we all have to be careful. If your walking you also have to be careful, The vehicle is going atleast 10 to 35 mph &
    a person is moving at 2 mph, So it's easier for the pedestrian to stop or move out of the way then a car.

  • terriersrfun Oct 28, 2010

    Per NC General Statue 20-174, pedestrians do not have the right of way when crossing a road outside of a crosswalk.

  • Pseudonym Oct 28, 2010


    He probably wrote you a warning because you were, in fact, right and he was wrong. LEOs don't like to be upstaged by normal citizens