Hudson man killed crossing street

Didn’t see car coming, family says
Dec. 16, 2013 @ 03:06 PM

Keith Edgar Bradshaw, 57, had just left the Fair Value supermarket in Hudson carrying a bag of groceries to walk the 200 yards or so back to his apartment, on the opposite side of Main Street from the store. It was just after 6 p.m. and had just turned dark outside. The hood of his tan jacket was over his head.

Bradshaw’s sister, Carole Land, said Bradshaw paused before crossing Main Street.

“He let one car go by, and just didn’t see the one that hit him,” she said.

Bradshaw was hit by Chrysler Concorde that was going north. Bradshaw was taken to Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory, where he died from his injuries. The woman driving the car, Catherine Hawkins, 62, of Sandi Drive in Lenoir, has not been charged, said Sgt. Richard Blevins of the Hudson Police Department, though the incident is still under investigation.

Bradshaw had recently moved to the apartment, where he lived by himself, Land said. For the previous six years he had lived with Land and her husband. He used to work in construction as a carpenter but was on disability due to back injuries suffered through his work, and from riding motorcycles.

Bradshaw was born and raised in Hudson, and attended Hudson High School. He loved the outdoors, and was an avid skier, Land said.