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Monday, April 02, 2018
Watch your step at this dangerous downtown Bethesda crosswalk (Photos)
The crosswalk that traverses Fairmont Avenue at Old Georgetown Road has become a danger zone for pedestrians, especially those who are unsteady or texting while walking. A reader reports that an elderly woman fell while crossing here recently, and had to be helped up. Upon inspection, I found that uneven asphalt had been poured over the crosswalk's paint, apparently after underground utility work, and has left a surface ripe for stumbling. Whichever agency is responsible could find itself responsible for personal injuries caused by this careless job.