Crosswalk safety spotlighted

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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.