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Updated: 12:28 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2013 | Posted: 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2013
By Kathryn Burcham
CHARLOTTE, N.C. —
Police are investigating how a man ended up in the path of an 18-wheeler that struck him Wednesday morning on North Tryon Street. Police said the semi driver reported seeing the man on the sidewalk in the moments before the accident, and then suddenly struck him. Officers said the truck driver was not speeding. The victim was taken to CMC Main with life-threatening head injuries. Police said jaywalking in the area is a persistent problem, exacerbated by heavy foot traffic at the Urban Ministry Center and the Men's Shelter nearby. "They don't want to go down to the crosswalks where it's safe to cross, and that creates issues," said Sgt. David Sloan with CMPD. In January, the city posted new signs banning congregating on the sidewalks, but they have done little to curb the issue.
Since March, this is the third incident where a pedestrian was struck and seriously injured in that area.
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