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Police Share Safety Advice For Drivers, Pedestrians Ahead Of Halloween

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Police say it's really a responsibility for both the driver and the pedestrian to be very vigilant. Police say it's really a responsibility for both the driver and the pedestrian to be very vigilant.
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Family and friends said 8-year-old Zara Noah was taken too soon. Police said she died Wednesday after she was hit by a car on Northwest 10th near Portland Avenue.

Last Saturday, police said little King Dobbs was run over by a red truck in Southwest OKC. The 4-year-old was dragged, shredding the top of his foot.

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“He’s been waking up with nightmares talking about the red truck is going to get me,” King’s mom Rhonda said.

And two weeks before that, 8-year-old Logan Skelton was hit in his Shawnee neighborhood and suffers third degree burns and broken bones.

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And as door-to-door trick-or-treating approaches, police hope both drivers and pedestrians will be aware.

“On Halloween we ask that drivers drive especially slow through neighborhoods because you just never know when a child is going to dart out in front of you,” said Officer Megan Morgan with the Oklahoma City Police Department.

And police said anyone walking should stick to crosswalks.

“If you’re at a crosswalk or a stop sign or a signal light, cars are usually stopped when they’re coming and they can see that you’re going,” Officer Morgan added.

Police also recommend children wear reflective or bright clothing or even a flashlight to be more visible on Halloween night.

Putting distractions like cell phones and headphones is also important when crossing the street, Officer Morgan said.

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