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Deadly Accidents Spark Open Forum on Safety
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Deadly Accidents Spark Open Forum on Safety

A string of deadly pedestrian accidents has people around the community talking about what needs to be done to make roads safer.

Safe Community Partnership and the Transportation Research Center at UNLV are planning an open forum on the issue Wednesday, November 16. Representatives from law enforcement agencies, engineers, elected officials and safety advocates are all going to be on the panel. They will be there to answer questions and lead a discussion about solutions.

The main goal is to form a group composed of several agencies representing several jurisdictions to address pedestrian safety now and in the future. The forum is open to anyone interested in the issue. It is set for 6:30 p.m., at the UNLV Science and Engineering Building Auditorium.

In just the past few weeks, a number of accidents have had horrific outcomes. Three little girls were hit while trying to cross the street in North Las Vegas. One girl died and another was seriously hurt. A 15-year-old boy was hit and killed while crossing a street in Henderson. A 12-year-old girl was hit and killed while trick-or-treating in Summerlin. A 69-year-old Henderson woman was hit and killed while getting her mail.  

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