Newtonville, Massachusetts, 10 A.M. Friday morning - Marash Girl heading east at the Walnut Street crosswalk (corner of Austin Street). About to cross the street, she met a young woman crossing in the opposite direction who appeared a bit flustered as she asked Marash Girl, "Did you see that ambulance go by? It nearly hit me as I was crossing the street, and I was in the crosswalk!" Marash Girl wondered if the ambulance had been looking for business . . .
Same day, 30 minutes later, on Mt. Auburn Street, crossing Dexter Avenue in Watertown, the heart of the Armenian community -- Armenian funeral homes on opposite corners . . . . a car barely missed Marash Girl as it barreled through the stop sign going about 30 miles an hour, crossing Mt. Auburn Street to Dexter Avenue where Marash Girl was dutifully walking in the cross walk. (She should have known better!) Alarmed, she called out to the guy driving the car who shouted back out of his car window as he skimmed by, barely missing Marash Girl: "Don't worry! I see you!"
Marash Girl wondered if the guys in the car wanted to drum up a little business for the funeral homes!
As Marash Girl has noted earlier in this blog, more folks are killed crossing the street using crosswalks than crossing the street between intersections!