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Woman struck while trying to catch bus in Raleigh

Posted February 15, 2011
Updated February 16, 2011

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— A woman was hit by a car at the intersection of Capital Boulevard and Brentwood Road in Raleigh on Tuesday night, police said. 

Investigators said Janie Mae Jones, 57, was crossing Capital Boulevard to catch a city bus. Her injuries were not life-threatening.

No charges were expected. 

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  • carrboroyouth Feb 16, 2011

    Probably not the best idea to chase after it but man I do know the helpless feeling of watching your bus pull away right in front of you & knowing you have to wait 30-40 minutes in the cold for the next bus!

  • clayton bigsby Feb 16, 2011

    what in the world was she going to do with the bus when she caught it?

  • Bulldog22 Feb 16, 2011

    maybe some of these comments were made when there was less information in the story, But I can not find anywhere in this story where it says she was hit by the bus itself, I am actually reading that she was hit by a car, nor can I find where the bus was waiting and she wasn't at the stop on time.

  • NoObamaCare Feb 16, 2011

    This gives the term "thrown under the bus" a whole new perspective...

  • 2gurlz2boyzMom Feb 16, 2011

    Dont feel sorry for her, she should of been at the stop on time and this wouldnt of happend. pizno82 - only if it was ppl like you!!!
    lone voice... good ideas.
    did the driver just not see a person in the road??? that intersection is WELL lit, dealership, gas station, rite aid, and all the traffic lights. the driver was probably distracted. i'm just stating. it very well could have been ms. jones' fault for darting, but the driver has some fault in this case too!

  • mpheels Feb 16, 2011

    I mostly agree Lone Voice, except that Seattle DOES have light rail service, including connections b/t downtown and the airport. The gold start of their city-to-suburbs transit system is probably the transit tunnel that lets buses and the light rail go under the interstate and downtown.

    We need a hybrid system - either light rail or bus rapid transit (designated lanes for buses and emergency traffic only) to connect major hubs (one stop for each city's downtown area, plus RDU and a few select major business/entertainment districts that aren't close to downtown areas) then local buses that connect outlying areas to the hubs. Personally, I think bus rapid transit would work very well here. It doesn't require as much up-front investment and the infrastructure can be used for other things (i.e. emergency vehicles).

  • FireGOD Feb 16, 2011

    I guess she missed her bus!!

  • BubbaDukeforPresident Feb 16, 2011

    I like your ideas Lone Voice.

  • Lone Voice in the Wilderness Feb 16, 2011

    Instead of building a light rail system, I'd like to see them up the rates of city transportation. Depending on the time of day, you'd either have to wait another 30 minutes (peak hours) or an hour (off peak) before the next bus comes around.

    Perhaps it would be cheaper to deploy more buses more often. I'd like to see buses come every 20 minutes. This way, no one has to race to catch the bus as it waits.

    And, if you actually reduced the number of stops, maybe it wouldn't take an hour+ to complete the downtown-to-Triangle Town Center route.

    It could work. Seattle has a great public transportation system, and it reaches all the way out to the suburbs. They don't use trains. They just have great city buses.

    And, oh, have the airport as a stop. The RDU Authority probably wouldn't like it because of all the money they'd lose from their cab business. But, it'll actually be used by the public. Strange concept--I realize that.

  • Justin T. Feb 16, 2011

    She attempted to break the laws of physics and failed.

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