Bicycle accident.

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Nolocalnews

Farmville, NC

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Nov 3, 2011
 
Anyone know what happened yesterday afternoon at the corner of First St. and the bypass? It appeared that a bicyclist was struck by a car. There is, as usual, no local coverage for news so not sure what happened or if there were any serious injuries. Also, PLEASE! for the love of all that is right and just, can we NOT make this into a nasty name calling, insult throwing, BS tossing, fest about one type of vehicle over another. Thank you.
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Cameron, NC

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Nov 3, 2011
 
nah. it'll turn into a race thing right off.

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Nov 3, 2011
 
This is what I've heard from my bicycle club MB. The cyclist was crossing the BP west bound to continue west on 1st St. Her light was green, she had the right of way. The AH, excuse me, motorist was eastbound on 1st, turning north on the bypass. Ran right into her. She has multiple broken bones, should recover.

Drivers! In intersections pedestrians and cyclists and of course other cars going straight have the right of way! I shouldn't have to say it but apparently this car didn't know it. Was he/she on his/her cell phone? The first thing a lawyer will check on!
gay black guy

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Nov 3, 2011
 

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The bicyclist should pay better attention. Those cars are a lot bigger than they are. The bicyclist may have had the right of way, but they were almost dead right.
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Nov 3, 2011
 
there are a lot of folks who don't know what the right of way is. about seven years ago, they got the bright idea of putting four way stop signs in downtown manteo. it was a nightmare. all those highschoolers driving back there to go to and from school were clueless. they ended up putting it back the way it was. don't they teach that stuff in drivers ed?

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Kitty Hawk, NC

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Nov 3, 2011
 
gay black guy wrote:
The bicyclist should pay better attention. Those cars are a lot bigger than they are. The bicyclist may have had the right of way, but they were almost dead right.
I actually agree. When I cross the bypass (many times at that same intersection) I am looking at ALL cars ALL the way around me. Why this accident happened; I don't know.
sicka dodgen people

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Nov 3, 2011
 

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Is it time that the outer banks needs a law against people walking,riding bikes,scooters on a highway? Wake up its a highway not a bike path.

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Kitty Hawk, NC

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Nov 3, 2011
 
Ahhhhh....sicka, she was CROSSING the bypass....at an intersection, she had a green light.
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Corolla, NC

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#9
Nov 3, 2011
 
Ahhhh... glasspilot HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED this year alone? I think HIGHWAYS are made for cars and paths are for bikes
US Citizen

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Nov 3, 2011
 
glasspilot wrote:
Ahhhhh....sicka, she was CROSSING the bypass....at an intersection, she had a green light.
I agree that there shouldnt be pedestrians and bicyclists on the highway. It has been too many fatalities in the past (several people have been killed or injured quite bad) The highway is for motor vehicles, not peds, etc. Its too dangerous!!!! Do these people care about their life or just want to kill themselves?
sicka dodgen people

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Nov 3, 2011
 
glasspilot were you there to see that she had a green light or are you going on here say?
sicka dodgen people

Corolla, NC

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Nov 3, 2011
 
typo hear say
Manteo12

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Nov 3, 2011
 
If you are on a bicycle you must protect your own life! I was pulling onto the bypass from Subway in Nags Head the other day and a young girl on a bike pulled right in front of me. Luckily I was watching for her, but it easily could have been a big accident. When you have vehicles going 55mph, they may look down and it be too late for someone on a bike who isn't being cautious!
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Nov 3, 2011
 
Manteo12 wrote:
If you are on a bicycle you must protect your own life! I was pulling onto the bypass from Subway in Nags Head the other day and a young girl on a bike pulled right in front of me. Luckily I was watching for her, but it easily could have been a big accident. When you have vehicles going 55mph, they may look down and it be too late for someone on a bike who isn't being cautious!
this is my point,,,dont ride a bicycle or walk on the bypass if you want to live because you are playing russsian roulette walking or riding on the bypass...Good Luck Who Attempts it
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Nov 4, 2011
 
This is really out of style, but what happened to walking your bike across a road like we were taught(before idiots decided that bikes and cars were equal)
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Nov 4, 2011
 

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If you are on a bike you better assume you NEVER have the right of way or they will print it on your tombstone. Just saying............
ShareTheRoadItsT heLaw

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Nov 4, 2011
 
sicka dodgen people wrote:
glasspilot were you there to see that she had a green light or are you going on here say?
The operator of the motor vehicle was turning left from First street onto the bypass so either they both had a green light... first street does not have a left turn arrow light... or the motor vehicle operator was running a red light. Not hearsay just simple logic.

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Nov 4, 2011
 
Share,

Of course they both have a green. Now, if you drive you should know this: Who has the right of way, the vehicle going straight? Or the one turning left? Duh!
Jay

Kill Devil Hills, NC

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#19
Nov 4, 2011
 
Hopefully she will make a full and speedy recovery. Like the accident at the colington light this was totally the drivers fault. It could have been a pedestrian crossing legally in ghe crosswalk and they still would have been hit according to the story I was told. If anyone knows how to get the police report I'd love to read it. As a cyclist I try to ride as if no cars see me and try to make sure not to alter there path in the least. Having the right of way don't mean nothing if I'm dead.
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Nov 4, 2011
 
glasspilot wrote:
Share,
Of course they both have a green. Now, if you drive you should know this: Who has the right of way, the vehicle going straight? Or the one turning left? Duh!
Actually there are traffic lights that have a left turn arrow light that allows individuals to turn from one side of the intersection while maintaining a red light on the other side of the intersection such as at the intersection of the bypass and Colington road. I was simply pointing out that First Street and the bypass is not one of those intersections and so you could tell that the bicyclist had a green light if the motor vehicle did; which the poster questioned your knowledge of. And as I do operate multiple vehicles I do know the laws governing right of way from all the angles and if both operators have a green light then the vehicle turning must yield. So tell me then, if the bicyclist was NOT on the roadway when they entered the intersection (i.e. on the sidewalk) who was responsible for the accident according to the law?

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