Advertisements

Route 6: Pedestrians Beware

FOX 61

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.

Advertisements

The Roundup is a popular local magazine covering central Connecticut news, Statewide news, National news, local events, commentary, and more.

 

The Roundup currently has over 5,700 subscriptions and a local social media following of over 95,000 readers across multiple social media sites, apps, pages, and groups.

 

The Roundup is also a proud member of WordPress. This affiliation offers readers more news from FOX 61 and CBS Connecticut on The Roundup.

Latest Stories From Roundup Partner : FOX 61

The Stan Simpson Show: New president and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Hartford

The Stan Simpson Show: New president and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Hartford

HARTFORD — David Hopkins is the Urban League of Greater Hartford’s new President & CEO. He discussed “The League’s” agenda.   Like the Stan Simpson Show on Facebook, now in our 10th year! Follow Stan on Twitter.

The Stan Simpson Show: Gov. Lamont’s proposed state budget

The Stan Simpson Show: Gov. Lamont’s proposed state budget

HARTFORD — We talked to former Hartford city councilman John Kennelly about Gov. Lamont’s proposed state budget and the latest on an intriguing race for mayor in Hartford. Like the Stan Simpson Show on Facebook, now in our 10th year! Follow Stan on Twitter.

Cargo jet with 3 aboard crashes near Houston

Cargo jet with 3 aboard crashes near Houston

HOUSTON — A cargo jetliner that crashed Saturday in Texas with three people aboard went into shallow water nose first, Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthorne said. Hawthorne said the crash site in Trinity Bay near Anahuac, Texas, is in water just 5 feet deep and is reachable by airboats and other flat-bottom craft. The sheriff described seeing the contents of packages and cardboard boxes as he traveled across the water, then seeing parts of the twin-engine Boeing 767. The flight […]

The Stan Simpson Show: Facebook controversies

The Stan Simpson Show: Facebook controversies

In recent years, however, Facebook has been ensnared in major controversies involving breaches of privacy and ethics. We’ll talk about these uncertain times for the social media giant – and the billions of dollars in fines expected from the Federal Trade Commission. Adam Chiara, an asst. Communications Professor at the University of Hartford, stopped by to discuss. Like the Stan Simpson Show on Facebook, now in our 10th year! Follow Stan on Twitter.  

Comments

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.