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Here we go again this is #7 in the past 4 month in this area of NC.

Old 09-28-10, 12:18 PM
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Here we go again this is #7 in the past 4 month in this area of NC.

LIBERTY, N.C. (WGHP) - A bicyclist was killed in a hit-and-run accident on Highway 421 in Liberty, State Highway Patrol troopers said.

The body of Michael R. Pellegrino, 48, of Stokesdale was found by a passing motorist around 7 a.m. Sunday alongside Highway 421 between Old Liberty Rd. and Highway 49.

Pellegrino was riding a sports bike, and he was killed either Saturday night or Sunday morning, troopers said.

There were no skid marks at the accident scene, making troopers believe the driver hit Pellegrino and kept on driving without even slowing down. No arrests have been made, and there were no witnesses, troopers said.

Debris from the accident scene will be taken to auto body shops Monday to try to identify the type of vehicle involved, troopers said.

Brian Marcum, one of Pellegrino's best friends, told FOX8 Pellegrino was an avid cyclist, and he was planning to ride to the Carolina coast for the first time.

Both the SHP and the Randolph County Sheriff's Department are investigating.
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Old 09-28-10, 02:30 PM
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There were no skid marks at the accident scene, making troopers believe the driver hit Pellegrino and kept on driving without even slowing down.
Sounds possible that the driver didn't even know he hit someone.
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Old 09-28-10, 02:33 PM
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Originally Posted by vol View Post
Sounds possible that the driver didn't even know he hit someone.
Or he hit him on purpose.
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Old 09-28-10, 03:03 PM
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If you hit an adult human with a normal car/SUV strongly enough to kill them and you're not severely drunk/stoned/similarly impaired then you know hit something.
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Old 09-28-10, 10:17 PM
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If you hit an adult human with a normal car/SUV strongly enough to kill them and you're not severely drunk/stoned/similarly impaired then you know hit something.
truth

Such was the case with the 60 year old woman who hit a friend and me in Santa Fe Springs, CA three years ago. Miraculously, Whittier PD caught her the next day and in the police report she stated that she thought someone had thrown something at her car. Yeahright, Chuck Norris was standing on the side of Santa Fe Springs Road just after Midnight, waiting to simultaneously roundhouse kick two cyclists into this drunk skank's windshield. I'm 6'-7" and 230lbs...Chuck would have to had made one helluva kick, even for Chuck. The DA got her for two counts of Felony Hit & Run and made it stick.
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Old 09-28-10, 10:24 PM
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sounds like he was on a motorcycle. Hard to not know you hit one of those. There are totally clueless people out there driving, though.
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Old 09-28-10, 10:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Dchiefransom View Post
sounds like he was on a motorcycle. Hard to not know you hit one of those.
If so then the reporting was very poor given that the first two words in the story are "A bicyclist."
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Old 09-29-10, 06:58 AM
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Originally Posted by prathmann View Post
If so then the reporting was very poor given that the first two words in the story are "A bicyclist."
"Sports bike" made me think motorcycle too, I've never heard the term used to represent a bicycle before.
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Old 09-29-10, 07:07 AM
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It was a bicycle. ANd the term sports bike was a reporter trying to act more knowlegable than they are.
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Old 09-29-10, 08:29 AM
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It was a bicycle. ANd the term sports bike was a reporter trying to act more knowlegable than they are.
i.e. one of those strange bikes with curly handlebars and skinny wheels
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