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Young woman hit and killed by car early Thursday Morning

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Updated: 4/18/2013 12:16 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A woman walking on Shindler Drive was hit by a car and killed this morning. Now neighbors say their concerns about safety weren't listened to.

A man traveling north on Shindler in a Nissan Altima came up on the woman at 2 a.m. She was dressed in dark clothing and police say he just didn't see her.

The 26-year-old, identified as Tabitha Boykin, lived in the area, according to neighbors.

One neighbor, Chris Shiver, said the lack of sidewalks causes a lot of problems. He said another woman was almost hit last night, too.

"Everybody on this road has been begging for a sidewalk for years. I don't understand it. Please put a sidewalk in," he said.

Police say speed and alcohol were not factors in the crash.


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Realchange - 4/18/2013 2:20 PM
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Seen where they broke down few years ago and put in a brand new side walk for a small community. The side walk still looks brand new. Two months ago I was drving on the road there. What happened? A large woman decided she didn't want to use the sidewalk. She was going walk down the road as her "right" making cars go around her. A perfectly good side walk and she was refusing to use it. Would like the news to catch people doing this kind of insane stuff and ask them their reasoning for not using a good sidewalk when it exists.I also recall few years ago a scam where young people would try and get clipped by cars so they could sue for insurance money. They wouldn't be hurt but would pretend injury to get money.
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