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Jun 18

Casualties of Indifference

After three young pedestrians were struck and killed by cars near the University of Maryland in 2014, the Maryland State Highway Administration committed to swift and comprehensive safety improvements within months. Not so in Langley Park, a poor, immigrant community a few minutes west of campus. A student investigation at Capital News Service found at least 138 pedestrians have been struck, eight fatally, along a dangerous, two-mile stretch of state road since 2009 — and that the highway administration has done little to stop the carnage. (CNS photo by Rebecca Rainey)