South Charlotte neighbors say fatal pedestrian crash highlights need for change

Residents in south Charlotte said a deadly pedestrian-related accident highlights the need for changes along a widely used road.

Sharon Road has, for years, been used as a throughway for traffic heading into uptown. It's also become a popular spot for development, residents told FOX 46 that it has come as the expense of the infrastructure.

Roads in the area are often high-traffic, or don't have sidewalks, which can lead to dangerous situations.

"I've almost gotten hit before running," said resident Kathryn Ellwanger.

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Ellwanger is among several residents FOX 46 spoke with in regards to the traffic situation on Sharon Road was one among many calling for traffic lights or possibly additional signage in the area to slow down traffic.

The Charlotte Department of Transportation said they have no open considerations for any traffic lighting in the area where Tuesday night's crash happened, and urged residents within the city to contact 311 if they wish to have a traffic study done in their neighborhood.

CMPD said a woman was hit along the road in an area that didn't have any crosswalks, and that speed did not play a factor in the crash.  They noted the crash happened in dark conditions and in bad weather.