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Pedestrians often play a game of chance when crossing 2 intersections on Camino del Rio
A troubled crossing

The intersection at 12th Street and Camino del Rio is not the only one causing concern for pedestrians and drivers. Five blocks to the south, at Seventh and Camino, a rash of incidents has occurred.
April 8
A driver from Ignacio hit a Fort Lewis College professor who was cycling across the intersection. Apparently, the driver failed to yield.
June 3
While stopped to let pedestrians pass, a driver from Alabama in an SUV was rear-ended by a Bayfield man driving a large truck. No one was injured, but the cars were damaged.
June 26
A driver from Arizona hit a 14-year-old who was crossing that intersection, which uses a “rapid flashing beacon” to warn drivers of pedestrians. No one knows who was at fault.

Run for your life

From left: Andrea Rike, Avery Rike, 7, Josie Worrall, and Stacy Falk cross Camino del Rio at 12th Street.
The crosswalk at Camino del Rio and 12th Street.
A pedestrian uses the crosswalk at Camino del Rio and Seventh Street recently.
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