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Pedestrian Killed in Woodfin

On Monday evening, a pedestrian was struck and killed in Woodfin, North Carolina. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened on Riverside Drive near Walnut Lane, sometime before 6:00 p.m. At this time, very few details have been released about the collision. We do know that the female pedestrian was transported to Mission Hospital, but she did not survive her injuries. Local law enforcement authorities are currently conducting an investigation including crash scene reconstruction, and at this time, they do not suspect driver impairment. No charges have been filed, and the authorities have not released the identity of the victim.

Protecting Pedestrians in Asheville

Last year, the North Carolina Department of Transportation (DOT) named Asheville the most dangerous city for pedestrians. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, as part of the "Watch for Me" safety campaign, officers with the Asheville Police Department are getting ready to launch an initiative to crack down on pedestrian violations across the city. Starting in September, they'll be ticketing jaywalkers. 

Improving Pedestrian and Cyclist Safety in Asheville

Officials with the City of Asheville are hoping to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, Asheville has the highest pedestrian accident rate in the State of North Carolina. The city will be releasing a public safety campaign called "Watch for Me" next week. A spokesperson from the Ashville Police Department reports that this initiative is all about trying to decrease fatal and injury-causing accidents.

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