6:15am PT by Ryan Gajewski
Abbey Road Accident Renews Calls for Crossing Guard
One of the world's most well-known intersections is the source of controversy.
A woman was struck by a car Nov. 7 while crossing the London intersection made famous by appearing on the cover of the 1969 Beatles album Abbey Road. The incident is likely to renew concerns that a crossing guard is necessary, according to the Examiner.
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The woman had darted into traffic and was struck by a Volkswagen, the force of which sent her airborne. She was taken to a local hospital, and the severity of her injuries was unknown, although she was expected to recover.
According to the BBC, the Westminster Council was looking into the possibility of hiring a crossing guard for the intersection in August, given the high number of tourists that visit the site.
The The Expeditioner reported in August that pedestrians frequently come close to getting hit by cars there.