Most Dangerous Intersections: Downtown Seattle

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There are many common spots where pedestrians are hit in downtown Seattle. In fact, Seattle Department of Transportation released a map of the most dangerous intersections in the city, where pedestrian accidents have occurred from 2006-2008.

Ironically, one of the most dangerous spots for pedestrians is across from Harborview Medical Center on 9th Avenue and James Street. This area is known for red light runners.
"I always hesitate after the walk sign," says Cindie Murphy, who works nearby. "And I keep my eye out while I'm crossing because you just never know."

Along with 9th and James, many other dangerous intersections include: 3rd Avenue and Pike Street and 8th Avenue and Pike Street. Between 2006 and 2008, at least 10 pedestrians were hit at each location.

The city of Seattle has continually made changes to crossings all over the city – nearly 4,000 improvements to prevent these accidents.

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