Chief Tom Manger says pedestrian crashes are rising

12:55 PM, Jun 6, 2013   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Montgomery County Police say both pedestrians and drivers share the blame for accidents.

Chief Tom Manger said 11 people have been killed so far this year due to pedestrian crashes. Some of the circumstances have been unusual, like when a bus went up over the curve and hit someone.

Compared to last year's record low, the number of deaths this year is high.

Police officers are cracking down on the law, issuing citations if drivers don't stop for pedestrians and to pedestrians who cross against the light.

Chief Manger said the police are focusing on areas with children to keep them safe.

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