RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA TV) - Tuesday night's pedestrian crash puts a spotlight on a real problem in Kota Territory - car versus pedestrian accidents. Here are a few ways to maximize your safety in a crosswalk.
- Check left, then right, then left again before entering crossing the street.
- Stay alert while crossing, keeping an eye out for drivers trying to catch a yellow light or those turning from any direction.
- Put down the phone. There is growing concern for people entering crosswalks while texting, talking, or checking social media.
Since January four people have been killed in vehicle-pedestrian accidents.