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January 12, 2013

Councilor: Build fence to stop sledders

Pelham Street crosswalk also requested

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In his Pelham Street letter, Condon requested the installation of a crosswalk in the vicinity of Mystic Street near I-93, Dunkin Donuts and McDonald’s. The letter was sent to Zanni, DiFiore and Solomon.

“Given the severity of incidents on Pelham Street and the elderly crossing over to these businesses it is absolutely necessary to have a crosswalk,” wrote Condon. “It is a public safety issue. Also please check to make sure there is sufficient lighting in the area.”

Manok Leach, 70, a resident of the Methuen Housing Authority at 22 Mystic St., was struck by a car Dec. 11 while crossing Pelham Street. She was listed in fair condition yesterday at Boston Medical Center, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

Leach suffered a shattered pelvis, brain bleeding and other internal injuries as a result of being hit by a 2002 Toyota Camry driven by John F.J. Sullivan, according to a prosecutor.

Sullivan, 46, of 23 Laurel Ave., a former editor at The Salem News and The Eagle-Tribune, has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident with personal injury but is not expected to face additional charges. He is due back in court Feb. 13.

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