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Pedestrian struck in Chapel Hill

Posted February 11, 2013

— A vehicle struck a pedestrian on Franklin Street on Monday evening, and the person was taken to UNC Hospitals with what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries, Chapel Hill police said.

The names of the pedestrian and driver were not released. The crash happened at about 6:20 p.m. in the intersection of Columbia Street. No other information was released.


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  • pmck Feb 12, 2013

    Pedestrians on and around campus believe they have magical powers to protect them from getting mowed down on the streets. They walk into moving traffic without any hesitation. So what if the crosswalk signal is red "the magic crosswalk will protect me".

  • heelsgirl05 Feb 12, 2013

    sorry to hear this, but this does not surprise me. Whenever I have gone down there, I have noticed that the pedestrians RARELY look before they cross the street. I know that they are supposed to have the right of way, but that doesn't mean they shouldn't look before crossing the street first. You don't know if that driver is paying attention like they should. It is always better to be cautious and look rather than loaded up in an ambulance and going to the hospital.