The accident occurred as she tried to drive across Highway 55 during morning traffic.
Neighbors say traffic there is very heavy twice a day during rushhours, making it very dangerous to cross the highway.
Bryan Edwards, who runs a corner store near the intersection, ran outto help the victims. He convinced others to leave the moving of the womanto emergency workers.
Despite neighbors' concerns about the traffic volume, the NorthCarolina Department of Transportation says the intersection does not fittheir criteria for putting in a traffic light. They say only eightaccidents that could have been prevented by a light have occurred at thatspot over the past few years.
One neighbor said it seemed to her that it often takes a fatality toconvince officials that a light is really needed.