Thinks Crosswalks On Highway 7 Should Be Eliminated
To The Editor:
On the 21st of August, 2009, my daughter and I were involved in an accident on Highway 7. My daughter and I were hit by a driver who drove into the rear of our car at full speed, 40 mph. Our car was a total loss.
Two cars in front of me had stopped abrubtly, for pedestrians at the crosswalk on Highway 7. Drivers are required to stop for pedestrians in the crosswalks.
I would like to thank the police for their care in such a difficult time at the scene of the accident.
I would like to suggest that they remove the crosswalks on Highway 7. Highways 34 and 36 do not have crosswalks. A crosswalk is dangerous for pedestrians who are trusting the motorists to stop.
Elk do not use the crosswalks. Instead of removing those crosswalks, they should be replaced by a stoplight to prevent such accidents and injuries in the future.