OGDEN -- The Utah Department of Transportation has determined that a pedestrian crossing system is needed on Wall Avenue where an Ogden man was stuck and killed by a car several weeks ago.
In February, UDOT initiated a traffic study of the area after 50-year-old Ogden resident Daniel Thobe was struck and killed by a 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix while trying to cross Wall Avenue at 26th Street to get to the St. Anne's Center shelter.
As part of the study, UDOT monitored and logged every pedestrian and vehicle movement in the area for several weeks to determine if a crosswalk or any other safety measures were needed.
"The study has concluded, and we've determined that there is a need for some type of pedestrian crossing measure," said UDOT spokesman Vic Saunders.
"We aren't certain exactly what will be in place there, but the next step is to work with Ogden city and develop a scenario that best fits for pedestrians and motorists in the area."
With St. Anne's and the Ogden Rescue Mission both serving Ogden's homeless population in the area, this particular spot on Wall Avenue has seen many auto-pedestrian accidents over the past several years.
In March, Ogden city and the city council sent a formal letter to the state, asking for prompt action in relation to the study.