Did you know that pedestrian deaths on state roads and interstates make up 10% of all pedestrian deaths in the U.S. – despite the fact that these highways make up just 1% of all the paved roads in America? Pedestrian deaths also make up 12% of all deaths on U.S. interstates.
FOX61 reports on October 1st, a mother was killed crossing Route 6 in Bristol. That woman is 48-year-old Marlene Shepard.
On the first day of October at around 8 p.m., 48-year-old Marlene Shepard was struck dead by a car as she was crossing Route 6 in Bristol. While the driver stopped and was unharmed, Shepard died, leaving behind three sons, and her father Peter Varhol in anguish.
Varhol said his daughter lived about two houses down from the intersection of Farmington and Jerome Avenue and would constantly raise concerns about how unsafe she felt crossing the busy intersection.
You can read the full report here.
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