Pedestrians suffered fatal personal injuries in two separate accidents on March 31 when they attempted to cross two major Fayetteville thorougfares.


According to Fayetteville police, the first incident took place shortly after 1:30 p.m. when an unidentified male was killed after stepping in front of a motorcycle on South Eastern Boulevard.


Police spokesman Sgt. John Somerindyke said that the man attempted to cross the road in front of the Budget Inn on South Eastern Boulevard. The motorcycle, driven by 41-year-old Hope Mills resident Charley Hall Jr., was southbound on the road at the time. He saw the man enter the road in front of him and swerved in an attempt to avoid him, but ended up striking him before swerving into the oncoming lane.


The pedestrian received transport to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.


Hall struck a Dodge car driven by 25-year-old Raeford resident Jeremy Jones. He received transport to Cape Fear Valley with injuries not considered to be life-threatening. Jones was uninjured, but a passenger in his vehicle received transport to Cape Fear Valley with non-life-threatening injuries.


Police watch commanders said the other accident occurred at around 8:30 p.m. at the Raeford Road/Hope Mills Road intersection.


In the second incident, an unknown pedestrian walked in front of an oncoming vehicle. Few other details about the second crash have been made available.

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