Resident warns locals to beware of arcade ‘rat run’

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DANGER ZONE: Wangaratta pedestrian Carina Byrne not happy about drivers ignoring the Moloney Arcade pedestrian crossing adjacent to the BIG W loading dock. PHOTO: Kieren Tilly

A LOCAL resident who says she was almost hit by a vehicle while walking on a zebra pedestrian crossing in the Big W car park has called for stricter controls and awareness.

Carina Byrne is scared that drivers using Moloney’s Arcade as a “rat run” to avoid CBD traffic will kill a pedestrian sooner rather than later.

She believes she was lucky to survive when a four wheel drive almost ran her over as the driver failed to give way to her while crossing.

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