It's a tragedy that happens far too often. Kids killed as they cross the street. That happened in Greenville in March 2005, when an E.B. Aycock student was killed when she crossed Greenville Boulevard near her school.
Thursday, the Safe Kids Pitt County and Fed Ex Pedestrian Safety Task Force unveiled changes designed to improve safety conditions for kids in the E.B. Aycock school area. The modifications include radar speed display panels on Red Banks road, a new crosswalk, new sides on Greenville Boulevard and other crosswalk and sign upgrades.
Every year, more than 630 children ages 14 and under die nationwide from pedestrian-related injuries, and more than 30,000 children go to the emergency room.