Pedestrian crash concerns neighbors
Medford, Ore., — A woman struck by a car in a Medford crosswalk is in the hospital at this hour with serious injuries.

It happened Tuesday night at the intersection of Main and Ivy.

Neighbors say this cross walk is extremely dangerous and that cars never stop for those who cross here.

And today’s accident justified their fears.

“We literally take our lives into our own hands when we cross the street.”

Friends and neighbors are angered and saddened after one of their own, “Penny”, was hit by a car at the intersection of Main and Ivy in Medford.

The impact so severe, she was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

“She always come down in the evening we would all sit in here and smoke cigarettes and talk”

They say the cross walk is a nightmare to get across.

“If you want to cross it’s good luck crossing before 10 minutes.”

They want something done about it, they want change.

“Everybody wants to be careful until they get the crosswalk painted and or a light up.”

But Sergeant Don Lane says trying to make every cross walk more pedestrian friendly just isn’t possible.

“The infrastructure required to have a flashing beacon at every
intersection is astronomical, it’s not feasible.”

The advice he has for cars and pedestrians instead…

“Critical that both the pedestrians and the vehicle operators, drivers, be real cautious — watch out for people, pay attention to what you’re doing, don’t be distracted.”

It is unknown at this time if any citations were given and the cause of the accident is still under investigation.

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