Letter: Please let me cross the street

Why won't people in this town give pedestrians the right of way when they're trying to cross from one side of Stockton Hill Road at the light on Stockton Hill Road and the hospital or the freeway. I have had several people come close to hitting me while I crossed at these two places while I was riding in my power chair.

I cannot put a flag on my chair as I have no place to put one. I am a pedestrian if I am walking or riding, and I have the "Walk" light in my favor. I look at it this way. If they hit me, they will have to pay my medical bills and buy me a new power chair.

Pat Stewart