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McDavid Announces Pedestrian Saftey Task Force

May 14, 2015

  Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid announced Friday morning a task force will be analyzing and suggesting ways to cut down on the number of pedestrian and motorist accidents. McDavid appointed city council members Clyde Ruffin (Ward 1) and Ian Thomas (Ward 4) to head the task force.

The call for a task force comes after four pedestrians have been killed as a result of motorist crashes and four others have been seriously injured since October of 2014. These recent crashes have occurred on some of the busiest streets in Columbia including Providence Road and College Avenue.

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