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Pedestrian hit on Western was crossing against the light

Posted July 25, 2008 6:10 a.m. EDT
Updated July 26, 2008 9:43 p.m. EDT

— Emergency crews took a pedestrian to a hospital early Friday after a driver in a 1998 Nissan hit the man on Western Boulevard near Avent Ferry Road.

Rashid Pierre Riboul, 23, of 14174 Old Lake Road in Riegelwood, was crossing Western Boulevard against the light when he was hit by LaTonya Lynnette McKoy, 22, of 109 Farris Court in Raleigh.

McKoy was going about 45 mph – the posted speed limit – at the time of impact, according to police. She braked afterwards, leaving skid marks.

Riboul was thrown 171 feet after the impact. Due to the severity of his injuires, Riboul's family was notified.

He was listed in critical condition at WakeMed on Saturday night.