Arlington Students Risking Their Lives On Walk To School

CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

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ARLINGTON (CBS 11 NEWS) – Every day before and after school Leslie Nunez, a ninth grader at Martin High School, cautiously walks across Kelly Elliott and I-20 in Arlington.

“It’s kind of scary,” says Nunez walking across the busy bridge. “Cars do come kind of close.”

Dozens of students, like Nunez, cross the bridge where there is no shoulder, no sidewalk and no other option.

“Sometimes I have to get really close to the end there because I feel like someone might actually hit me if they are not careful,” says Matt Leach, a sophomore at Martin High School.

The students dodge cars and try not to tumble over the thigh-high concrete wall.

“If a car accidentally swerves and hit the student they could easily end up on I-20,” says parent Debbie Moore who won’t let her ninth grader daughter walk to school.

The students…

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