I felt I should write this letter to the editor as a warning to all of those crossing Danville's Main Street. If you are of the opinion that the pedestrian has the right of way, think again! This is no longer true. On Saturday night, I left my church and walked up to Main and Second streets. The light turned red, the small symbol for walking appeared, so I started to cross. Suddenly, I saw a large vehicle coming around the corner toward me. I thought about going on but realized, in the nick of time, the driver wasn't going to stop for me. I stepped back and he went on. I was shocked to think that had I kept on crossing or had I moved more slowly, I would have been hit by this large jeep-like vehicle and would have been badly hurt or killed.
I don't know the answer to this problem, but I know now it is dangerous to cross our streets uptown. One of the ladies in our church was hit not once but twice as she walked to work. One of the Advocate employees also was hit not long ago. In one of my columns for the paper, I half-joked about being afraid to cross the street. Now, I am writing about it again since I realize this is not a joking matter, but dead serious!