PLR 24-024 - Off-Duty PMV Pedestrian/Non-Motorist Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life
A 30-year-old Captain assigned to Fort Liberty, North Carolina, died in an off-duty PMV Pedestrian/Non-Motorist mishap 10 January 2024 in Fayetteville, North Carolina, at 1900 local. The Soldier was operating an electric-assist bicycle when he was struck from behind by a vehicle. Local law enforcement responded and transported the Soldier to the local medical center. Shortly after arrival, the Soldier was pronounced dead. The Soldier was wearing the appropriate personal protective equipment. The specific circumstances of the mishap, including speed or alcohol, are currently unknown. The unit/safety points of contact are waiting for law enforcement to release its final report.
Since 2019, the Army has lost an average of five Soldiers a year to off-duty PMV Pedestrian/Non-Motorist mishaps. This was the second off-duty PMV Pedestrian/Non-Motorist mishap of FY24.