Two pedestrians killed over the weekend, police urge caution

7:37 PM, Jun 23, 2013   |    comments
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ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - Two pedestrians are killed in St. Louis in less than 24 hours and police are cautioning everyone to stay alert and slow down.

St. Louis Police Lt. Carlos Ross says 29-year-old Antonio Coleman was running to catch the bus around 7:45 a.m. Sunday when a van collided with the pedestrian at Riverview Blvd. and Eton Ln. in North St. Louis.

"They said this is a normal routine for him on Sundays. He leaves out to catch the bus possibly going to church," said Ross.

Saturday around 9:15pm a van struck and killed an unidentified male in the 3100 block of Olive. The driver says the pedestrian stepped into oncoming traffic.

The Commander of Traffic Safety and Accident Reconstruction urges everyone to take the "Safe Roads for all Campaign" seriously.

"A pedestrian should cross at a crosswalk, but drivers also should be aware that some pedestrians won't do it so we just need to be cognizant of the fact that we need to share the roadway," explained Ross.

Police say both incidents appear to be accidental and the drivers are cooperating with law enforcement as both investigations are ongoing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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