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Man struck by car downtown

February 14, 2008

Albany -- A pedestrian was hit by a car Thursday in a downtown Albany crosswalk that many say is dangerous.

21-year old Cornell Venus was crossing Pine Avenue in this crosswalk at 6:41 Thursday morning.

A car driven by 28-year-old Tahria Williams hit Venus.

People who often use that crosswalk between the courthouse and the Government Center say many drivers seem to ignore the warning signs and caution light.

They're surprised more accidents don't happen.

"Our pedestrian crosswalk I feel, is one of the most dangerous in the downtown area because no one yields for the caution light. I think they're looking for the second light at Water Gas and Light. Therefore, they don't slow down unless they see someone. They're times when we have to just run across the street to get over to the courthouse," said Dougherty County Clerk of Court Daisha Beverly

Venus was treated at a hospital and released.

Williams is charged with failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.

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