IU Student Peter Duong Dies In Car Crash At Campus

September 10th, 2009 - 6:25 pm ICT by GD  

trunion1An Indiana University student, Peter Duong of Terre Haute, came under the wheels of another 19 year old Justin Newman’s vehicle and died after he met with the accident that occurred on the campus in the afternoon, at the Fee Lane and 13th Street intersection, on Wednesday. The victim was admitted in Bloomington Hospital, where he was declared dead. Justin Newman had a suspended driving license.

Concerned students told sources that the accident was imminent because the intersection had no crosswalk, and that the place witnessed busy traffic during study hours. They stressed that they were always found it difficult to cross over, since the only way to do that was by dodging between the speedy cars.The nearest crosswalk is reportedly a quarter-mile from the intersection.

The site where the unfortunate incident happened is used by daily commuters, and mostly by frequent students who have their dormitory and dining hall on either side of the road, making it necessary for them to cross over putting their safety in danger regularly.

The University has not felt the need to take immediate measures safeguarding the public from impending disaster, until all investigations on the recent accident are complete. It is indeed strange that the University, situated in one of the most picturesque locations, can overlook such critical issues.

The institution prides itself in being enlisted as one of the top 100 universities in the world, and one of the top 50 in the U.S. as per the Academic Ranking of World Universities. The University has several libraries, and an Art Museum in its huge campus.

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