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Concerns grow over Carolina Beach crosswalks

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The Carolina Beach Police Department and residents of the Island are voicing their safety concerns about the Atlanta Avenue crosswalk on 421. The Carolina Beach Police Department and residents of the Island are voicing their safety concerns about the Atlanta Avenue crosswalk on 421.
CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WECT) -

The Carolina Beach Police Department and residents of the Island are voicing their safety concerns about the Atlanta Avenue crosswalk on 421.

"I've almost been hit several times," said a biker. "It's hazardous."

"People don't stop," said Amy Williams who lives across Atlanta Avenue and has to use the walk most days said. "Someone is going to get injured or hurt or killed because people just ignore it's a state law to stop for pedestrians."

According to Carolina Beach Police Chief of Police Ken Hinkle, the department has safety concerns and has contacted the NC Department of Transportation to help find the solution to the dangerous crosswalks.

Hinkle said the issue may be a lack of education of the North Carolina State law that requires drivers to stop for pedestrians who are waiting to cross.

"People need to be aware of their obligation as a driver that they are required to stop for pedestrians waiting to stop," Hinkle said.

Hinkle with meet with the DOT next week to discuss a solution to the blind spot and crosswalk issues on Atlanta Avenue  and Hamlet Avenue.

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