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Thursday, January 26, 2006

Pedestrian deaths, one very close to home

It was our dear friend and near neighbor David Galinsky who lost his life last night on the 15-501 bypass while trying to cross Manning Drive to get to the basketball game. His wife Maeda had dropped him off there--as he wished--while she parked elsewhere. She got to the game, but he never did. I am so sorry. My heart goes out to Maeda. It is hard to believe.

This is the third pedestrian fatality in Chapel Hill in less than a week as many days, or make that nights.

The thought has often crossed my mind that it might take a death at that deadly intersection to get the attention needed to make a real pedestrian-accessible crossing there. So now here it is.