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Another pedestrian struck by car after Metro begins safety campaign

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Another pedestrian was hit by a car in Nashville early Friday morning just a week after Metro police launched a campaign to help keep pedestrians safe.

The latest incident occurred around 2 a.m. in a residential neighborhood off Cahal Avenue near Gallatin Pike.

The victim, a woman, suffered a broken leg and was transported to a local hospital.

Information regarding the driver and details surrounding the accident were not immediately known.

Last week, Metro police launched a campaign to educate pedestrians on the rules of the road that apply to them.

Last year, 15 people died after being struck while crossing a street. Of those 15, at least five had been drinking.

Police are asking pedestrians to do three things: be aware, be seen and arrive alive.

Being aware means police want pedestrians to cross at crosswalks only, look for cars in all directions and obey the rules of the road.

Pedestrians are also urged to be seen by wearing bright clothing during the day and reflective materials at night, never assume a driver sees you and watch for cars entering or exiting driveways.

As for arriving alive, Metro police want people to refrain from alcohol and drugs when walking on public roadways.

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