Neighbors concerned over 'dangerous' road after third pedestrian killed


Police say a driver hit and killed a pedestrian on Route 73 in Maple Shade, New Jersey. This is the third person hit on this road recently within a half mile of each other. Neighbors are worried the area is just too dangerous. 

"Sometimes I think they're racing each other that's how fast they're going."

Jeanette Ellis is used to the rush of cars going past her as she walks from her home off Route 73 in Maple Shade. Sadly, she's almost used to the sound of sirens blaring by.

"It could cost you if you're not paying attention trying to get across. If you don't time it right you're done," she said.

Three pedestrians struck and killed by cars since September along a stretch of roadway–all while crossing the street. In mid-September a 40-year-old man was hit and killed near a shopping complex. Two months later, a 27-year-old man was fatally struck close to the same spot. Police say neither were walking in crosswalks. They're still trying to determine if the victim of this third deadly crash on the same length of 73 Thursday night had the right of way.

Brian McCullough works in the area. FOX 29 caught him on his lunch break. He says he's noticed a lot of pedestrians on his daily commute. Like Jeanette, Brian wants the state to add signs and crosswalks.

"They just raised gas prices not too long ago so that was to pay for the transportation budget and I really do feel like something should be done for that," he said. 

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