Driver hits pedestrian in heavily marked crosswalk

Police charge driver after studying law, changing their response

By , Special to the Daily Memphian Updated: January 23, 2020 2:04 PM CT | Published: June 28, 2019 4:00 AM CT
<strong>Marlen Delgado was crossing the new Highland Strip crosswalk last week when she was struck by a vehicle. She escaped with minor injuries. Police originally did not charge the driver, but updated the report a week later to charge her with failure to yield to a pedestrian at a crosswalk.&nbsp;</strong>(Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

Marlen Delgado was crossing the new Highland Strip crosswalk last week when she was struck by a vehicle. She escaped with minor injuries. Police originally did not charge the driver, but updated the report a week later to charge her with failure to yield to a pedestrian at a crosswalk. (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

Video shows a Jeep motoring through the new Highland Strip crosswalk, and striking and hurling a schoolteacher through the air. Police did not charge the driver, raising questions about how serious the city takes pedestrian safety. 

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Tom Bailey

Tom Bailey

Tom Bailey retired in January as a business reporter at The Daily Memphian, and after 40 years in journalism. A Tupelo, Mississippi, native, he graduated from Mississippi State University. He has lived in Midtown for 36 years.


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