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Letter: Give paper carriers, all pedestrians, a thought
To the editor:
Whoever thought one’s life would suddenly be changed while delivering newspapers in the same area where this newspaper carrier had delivered three issues a week of the Capital News for the past 10 years.
This is what happened to Steve Kania earlier this month.
This innocent victim was doing a good service and bringing in a few bucks to help his family get by when this terrible accident happened to him.
My husband delivers newspapers. How many times has he come home and commented on a close encounter with a vehicle when crossing the street, even when he has a green light to cross the road pulling his wagon?
There seems to be quite a high percentage of drivers who don’t have any respect for the newspaper carriers out doing their job in all kinds of weather.
And it’s not always about impaired drivers who come close to hitting pedestrians, but it might as well be the way people drive.
On behalf of all newspaper carriers, we ask the public to be a little more cautious and have courtesy to all carriers who are serving the public.