Wondering whether sidewalks are safe
INDIANA, Pa. - Erin B. O'Brien, a senior at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, sees icy winter sidewalks as more than an annoyance.
When O'Brien, an honors college student, was a freshman in January 2007, she was walking home to Whitmyre Hall one night. She fell on a patch of ice between Leonard and Walsh halls. She does not remember her roommate walking her back to their room or most of what happened that night.