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ACCIDENT: Cross Pacific Ave. at your own peril

Letter by A.J. Rivard, Tacoma on Dec. 10, 2012 at 4:52 pm with No Comments »
December 11, 2012 9:41 am

Re: “3 taken to hospital after car hits them” (TNT, 10-9).

The article relates how three people were seriously hurt when they were hit by a car while crossing Pacific Avenue near 134th Street in the Parkland area. They were not jaywalkers; they were in a crosswalk.

When the state redid Pacific Avenue some years ago, I noticed that the closer the crosswalks were to Pacific Lutheran University, the safer they were – such as having flashing lights and crossing signals to ensure pedestrian safety.

What is it going to take to put that technology to work further south on this road – someone to actually get killed? Can we not please do something before it’s too late for some poor “sitting duck” who thinks he’s safe in a crosswalk?

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