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Tell everyone to be careful when driving on Hurt Street . . .

". . . or you will be hurt.
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By Joyce Coomer
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One day this week, I went to IGA to get lunch and returned downtown via Hurt St. to Guardian St. to Burkesville St. then around the square to Monroe St. Three times -- you read that right -- three times I was nearly hit head-on by drivers on Hurt St. who apparently were paying no attention at all to the width of the road nor if anyone else was on the roadway. And this was just from Willis St. to Guardian Street . . .

The first person was on my side of the road at the curve at Willis St. and I came to a complete stop to avoid an accident. The second person was in the curve at the Arnold pasture, and once again I came to a complete stop to avoid an accident. The third time, someone was turning left onto Hurt St. from Guardian St., and was in my lane of traffic so I had to stop, one more time, about four car lengths from the intersection to avoid a head-on collision.

I am seeing this type of incident is happening more and more frequently around town. Most of the people I meet who are doing this aren't on a cell phone, nor drinking coffee, nor appear to be fiddling with the radio . . . they're just plain old not paying close enough attention to their driving.

Yesterday afternoon, someone got close enough to a young lady riding a bicycle on Hurt St. that their rearview mirror hit her bicycle handlebar and she now has several stitches on her forehead and a fractured tibia. The driver of the car didn't deign to stop to see if the young lady was injured.

Please, everyone, let's pay closer attention to our driving and no attention to things that distract us from being safe drivers.

Joyce M. Coomer

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