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Police Encouraging Pedestrian Safety

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DEWEY BEACH, Del.- Delaware State Police are encouraging people to be extra cautious walking near busy roadways in Sussex County this summer.

In June alone, there have been three fatalities as a result of two car-pedestrian accidents in Sussex County. On June 8, 2013, Garabed D. Zakarian, 55, of Smyrna was walking with two dogs across Coastal Highway (SR1) when he was struck by a car and killed.

On June 15, Grant D. Kinkade Sr., 45, of Westminster, Md., and Robert J. Rust Jr., 64, of Lutherville, Md, were killed attempting to cross Lighthouse Road in Fenwick Island.

"Troopers remind pedestrians to use caution and safety when walking on or near roadways. If you must cross a roadway utilize appropriate cross walks and make sure to look left, then right, then left again before proceeding," said a representative from Delaware State Police in a statement.

"When walking near a roadway always make yourself visible to drivers by wearing bright/light colored clothing and reflective materials. Pedestrians that are walking at night must carry a flashlight for added safety."


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