KIRKWOOD _ A pair of frightening crashes in the last month are fresh reminders of the life-or-death safety issues on Memorial Drive that have been raised by area residents for years.
In the first, a woman was killed while walking across Memorial Drive in the Kirkwood neighborhood on the evening of Monday, March 20, 2017. Barbara Crawford was crossing at the un-signalized intersection of Campbell Street when she was struck by a westbound driver and pronounced dead at the scene. Atlanta Police found that the victim was not in a marked crosswalk and the driver was not at fault. This is a common finding with pedestrian-vehicle crashes, regardless of road conditions and the location of the nearest legal crosswalk. In this case, the nearest crosswalk was about 350 feet to the east at Warren Street.
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