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Driver cited for failing to yield to pedestrian during demonstration about the dangerous crosswalk


A truck driver was cited on Tuesday after nearly striking a pedestrian during a demonstration about the dangers of that particular crosswalk. 

The incident happened on October 26th in Las Vegas, Nevada at a Boulder Highway crosswalk. 

According to 8 News Now, Erin Breen, a partner with the Vulnerable Road Users project, which focuses on pedestrian safety issues, was interviewing about the crosswalk and the group’s goals when another woman attempted to cross the street and was nearly struck by an oncoming semi truck. The truck was legally supposed to yield to any pedestrian using the crosswalk. It is unclear how fast the truck was going and how much distance the driver had to attempt a stop. 

After the close-call, a Clark County School District police officer dressed as a ‘traffic fairy’ as part of the demonstration helped the woman cross safely. 

The crosswalk in question is the same one where a woman pushing her baby in a stroller was hit just a few weeks ago. Both suffered critical injuries. 

The driver of the semi truck was cited for failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.


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