CAMDEN, Del.- Cars buzzed up and down Old North Road as Caesar Rodney High School let out for the day Monday. But parents in the area were taking extra care after a custodian, who was helping with school bus duties, was hit earlier that day during the morning rush.
"When you go in and out of the schools, the other vehicles, you have to be very careful," parent Lisa Warren said. "And I always try to make sure the children try to get in on the side and I'm right by the curb, so there's all kinds of issues you can run into."
Camden police said the driver of the vehicle who hit the custodian was blinded by the light of the sun. Fortunately, the custodian only suffered minor injuries.
"People need to slow down in communities. I have read that once you're going more than 25 mph you can really hurt someone, you can kill somebody," Carla Fillman, another parent, said. "Please pay attention."
Police said Monday's accident had nothing to do with the recent construction next to the school for a Redner's supermarket, but some are concerned what a large store could do for local roads.
"You've got this small area, small roadway over here so I don't think it's going to be a good thing as far as the traffic is concerned," Warren said.
Fillman said the entire area, not just Caesar Rodney High School, needs to be more pedestrian-friendly.
"I'd like to see if we're going to add more larger stores, box businesses, for me as a parent I'd love to see sidewalks, crosswalks, accessibility for more than my car to get to these place," she said.
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