Pedestrian killed on East Washington Ave for the 6th time this year
MADISON, Wis. — Police said that a car on East Washington Avenue near Lien Road killed a pedestrian Monday night, making it the 6th such incident on East Wash 2021.
Police said that they were called to the intersection at around 8 p.m. Monday night. The man hit was taken to a hospital where he later died.
The growing number of deaths on East Washington Ave. this year has District 6 Alder Brian Benford beyond frustrated.
“My friends and I sometimes call it East Washington International Speedway. It’s just every day, throughout the day there are reckless and unsafe behaviors,” explained Benford.
Benford says he believes the city is taking the necessary steps to try and slow drivers down on East Wash. In Benford’s opinion, the issue is with drivers not changing their approach as well.
“I really commend them (City Officials) for really trying to address this issue but ultimately it comes down to the drivers that use East Washington Avenue,” said Benford.
Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway did respond for comment on this matter with the following statement:
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