POLITICS

Crosswalk on deadly stretch of road in Newfoundland may not help: councillor

07/04/2012 06:20 EDT | Updated 09/03/2012 05:12 EDT
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - A Newfoundland city councillor says council will likely discuss the issue of putting an additional crosswalk on a deadly stretch of road.

But St. John's Coun. Debbie Hanlon says a crosswalk on Thorburn Road may not make a difference, as many drivers do not slow down for pedestrians.

Hanlon was on hand for a protest yesterday in the area of last week's pedestrian-vehicle accident that claimed the life of 21-year-old Erin Bursey.

Residents say its the latest in a string of accidents on the busy road and is calling for council to install another crosswalk.

Organizer June Sharpe says if a crosswalk will not fix the problem, then the speed limit should be reduced from 50 km/h to 30 km/h.

(VOCM)