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Former MSU student speaks out about unsafe crosswalks

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STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA)- Former Mississippi State student Andy Riley is calling on school leaders to make the campus safer for pedestrians

Riley said a driver on her phone struck him while he was walking in a crosswalk last September.

He said the woman offered to drive him to OCH Regional Medical Center because he was too dazed to call for help.

Doctors treated his scrapes and bruises and diagnosed him with a concussion. They later found he had two broken vertebrae.

Campus police officers also got his statement while he was at the hospital. He said he can't legally disclose if he is suing the driver or not.

He said he knows many other students who distracted drivers hit. He’s looking forward to seeing school leaders fix this ongoing problem.

“The one thing I found kind of disrespectful to me is that they put signs up for people to watch where they're walking, instead of cars to watch where they're driving, and for people to not text and drive," he said. "I would definitely like to see more signs put up for drivers to see where pedestrians are crossing."

MSU leaders announced last week that they will add more stop signs and speed bumps. They said they will continue working on making the campus safer.

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