KEYC - Locals Gather to Bring Awareness to Pedestrian Safety

Locals Gather to Bring Awareness to Pedestrian Safety

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MANKATO , MINN. -

MANKATO, MINN

Pedestrians often get hit by a vehicle because of distracted driving.

Many of these event activists have been hit, or nearly hit, while using a crosswalk.

One activist was struck by a motorist in downtown Mankato a couple of weeks ago.  This wasn’t the first time.

“This is the fourth time I have been hit by cars," explained activist Mickey Emehiser.  "There was one time I had seven bones broken.  So yeah, all I’m asking is if they are crossing the street, watch where you’re going.”

Activists urge drivers get off the phone and the city to paint faded crosswalks.

--KEYC News 12