Dangerous Crossing

Letter writer wants push-button activated crossing by the hospital

I would like to express my concern for the safety of pedestrians attempting to cross 32nd Street at the hospital.

I have witnessed at least three near misses at this intersection, with the latest one being the other day. I was heading south on the inside lane approaching the crosswalk.

A pedestrian was about to step off the sidewalk and cross going towards the hospital.

Watching my rear-view mirror, I could see a truck coming up very fast on outside left lane.

It was obvious the truck had no intention of stopping so I had to honk my horn to alert the pedestrian and the truck.

The pedestrian stopped in front of my car and the truck stopped too, just in time.

After the pedestrian had crossed, the driver of the truck thanked me by raising his middle finger at me.

There needs to be at the very least, a push-button activated crossing light installed there.

It is only a matter of time before someone gets seriously injured or worse.

Howard Fisher