Who We Are And What We Are About
e are a nonprofit organization, and we are here to be the voice for those who no longer can be heard. We are here to implement changes for safer intersections. We're going to start with the intersection at Septima P. Clark Parkway which is better know as the Crosstown Crosswalk... or as we know it, the dangerous and deadly intersection leading onto I-26 and the Ravenel bridge.
According to the article posted on Live 5 News, "South Carolina ranks near worst for pedestrians." Also, according to another recent article, Charleston is one of the nation's fastest growing areas. With more people driving cars and more students walking to their destinations, the S.C. Department of Transportation needs to make safety changes to protect pedestrians from becoming fatalities.
Finally, by conducting our own research, it was discovered that in 2013 there were a total of one hundred and eighty-six auto-pedestrian accidents reported in the City of Charleston. Of these accidents, there were two that ended in pedestrian deaths.
In 2014 the numbers continue to grow, and that number includes Lindsey. In the last 14 months, there have been at least two deaths on the Crosstown alone:
- November 18, 2012 - Hannah-Rose Elledge (21)
- January 13, 2014 - Lindsey Taylor Ranz (21)