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University numbers show spike in pedestrian accidents

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University officials said they are looking for ways to help alleviate traffic on campus. University officials said they are looking for ways to help alleviate traffic on campus.

WILMINGTON, NC (WEC) – Students at UNCW are looking for some safe solutions to a problematic area of campus.

With thousands of students on campus, it is not hard to get lost in the crowd. New statistics released by UNCW police show some students could be in the way of danger.

UNCW Police released the number of reported accidents involving cyclists, pedestrians and drivers. From July 2011 to June 2012, only three accidents were reported to police, but so far this year they've already received three reports of accidents.

Students were surprised to hear the total number of crashes reported last year has already been matched this year.

"That's pretty intense," said James Pinley, a student at UNCW. "Something needs to be done about that."

One of the worst areas for accidents is Chancellor's Walk, according to university officials and students.

Students told WECT.com they don't report many of the accidents that do happen because they know not much can be done about it.

Officials suggested students be more aware of their surroundings, always cross at a crosswalk, obey pedestrian signals and make sure to stay alert while walking from class to class.

University police officers said they will have officers patrolling campus to help regulate the traffic flow.

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