Around 11 a.m. on Friday, a FedEx van driver struck four bicyclists at the intersection of MacArthur Blvd and Goldsboro Road. One rider was seriously injured. A rider who came upon the scene said she thought the driver went through a yield or stop sign without looking. This is from a Channel 9 story Friday:
Also you can click on the “raw video” link at the end of the video (or in the article) to see some additional (but bland) video footage from the scene.
The driver’s view seems to have been the same as this street view. I wonder if he thought the two MacArthur lanes to his left were both oncoming traffic lanes, as if the grassy strip to his left was a median strip. So he made his U turn without thinking to look back over his left shoulder. I don’t know. But that intersection is very screwy. Just pan around 180 degrees in street view to see its full screwyness.
At least it seems like driver error, not animosity or rage against cyclists. Nothing would surprise me on MacArthur Blvd.