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Unpainted Crosswalk Creates Danger for UNC Charlotte Pedestrians

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A busy pedestrian crossing between the UNC Charlotte campus and a residential neighborhood named College Downs may be putting pedestrians' lives at risk, according to the Lake Norman News. One instance related by the newspaper occurred in the fall of 2011, when a car hit a student crossing at the location.

A report by the nonprofit Transportation for America titled Dangerous by Design 2011: Solving the Epidemic of Preventable Pedestrian Deaths ranked the Charlotte area among the 20 most dangerous metro areas in the United States for pedestrians, with 208 fatalities between 2000 and 2009.

This news on North Carolina pedestrian dangers illustrate the damage that can happen in a car or truck accident when walkers are at the wrong place at the wrong time. Someone's life is put at risk when roads are not properly marked, drivers do not pay attention to people crossing streets.

LC

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