Ocean City: Pedestrian struck on Philadelphia Ave.
If I spend money in the city or town where I live and go to a favorite restaurant -- or another... A teenage girl was in critical condition Tuesday evening after being struck on Philadelphia Avenue by an oncoming vehicle.
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#1 Jun 5, 2012
So sad. I seen it happen. I pray she makes a full recovery and I pray for her family as well.
#2 Jun 20, 2012
The girl died this month. It's awful when so much could have been done to prevent her death.
OCMD KNOWS THERE WILL BE AN INFLUX OF Teens, Seniors, Grads, families come June. So why are they so under-prepared? It is an pedestrian unfriendly environment.
FIRST AND FOREMOST LOWER THE SPEED LIMIT ON COASTAL HGWY. 40MPH AND EVEN 35 MPH IS TOO HIGH FOR THE ENVIRONMENT. WE ARE A BEACH TOWN AND PEOPLE NEED TO GET TO THE BEACH SAFELY. The timed cross-walk signals are inadequately timed for the sea of people trying to cross a six lane highway!!! Extend the minutes to at least 2 1/2 min., especially for senior citizens and handicapped.
a. Cops passing out tickets is passive. Try putting those cop to use as Crossing Guards, or Hire some.
b. highly publicize, on the streets, safe cross walks and add more cross-walks using guards where necessary.
c. Happy hour signs are all along Coastal Highway. It stands to reason we are pushing drinks and that often leads to tipsey or worse drinkers. OCMD enables it, therefore, we have a responsibility to post Crossing guards who can assist these people across the road.
As for distracted drivers, I have no mercy for those who talk or text on a phone while driving.
Although, I do have a bit of compassion for those who become distracted by the scantly clad beings roaming the streets. In most city with an ounce of common sense and class, bathing suit cover-up or shirts are required Off-Beach, on the Boardwalk, and in the stores.
OCMD is a Beach Town that hasn't risen to it's traffic responsibilities in my opinion.
#3 Jun 21, 2012
It's not the towns responsibility to walk for people or drive for people.
PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY! plain and simple.
#4 Jul 7, 2012
Then let's all use our personal responsibility and not expose our loved ones to the traffic hazards in OC. Virginia Beach and Nags Head don't have these problems.
A single individual killed in a traffic accident can be attributed to 'personal responsibility'. With two pedestrians dead, and two injured, between Memorial Day and June 15th, it has become routine. How long will the Mayor and his administration hide their heads in the sand and not address this problem?
#5 Jul 7, 2012
When will people to learn to look both ways or to drive correctly? Govmint can do everything for you!
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