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FSU student to start petition for pedestrian bridge after fatal crash

Posted at 7:18 PM, Jan 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-03 11:13:21-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The death of a Florida State student is sparking a call for change.

Natalie Nickchen, 19, was hit by a woman who police say did not stop at a red light. Now, FSU students are working to make sure this doesn’t happen again.

Students say anyone crossing this intersection where Natalie Nickchen was hit are taking a risk.

Noelle Enright tells ABC 27 drivers seem to always be in a rush in this area and don’t pay attention to the speed limit. She says if drivers won't to slow down there needs to be another way for people to get to the other side of the road safely.

This is is why she’s looking to start a petition for a pedestrian bridge to keep students safe.

"It’s a real fail safe," said Enright. "I mean you can’t get hit by a car if you’re not in the road and people just won’t stops for pedestrians I mean I don’t know if there is anything that can be done regarding the traffic so just making it safer for pedestrians I think would be the best option."

She asks drivers to slow down in this area because there are a lot of students crossing throughout the day.

Enright also suggested students wait a few seconds after the walk sign comes up to be sure drivers can see you.

To view or sign the petition, click here.