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Baltimore Arabbers on edge after rash of run-ins with cars
Baltimore Arabbers on edge after rash of run-ins with cars

As three Arabbers rode through South Baltimore on their horse-drawn fruit cart, a Chevrolet Impala barreled toward them. The men jumped off just before the car slammed their wagon into a utility pole, spilling watermelons and cantaloupes across the sidewalk. Tony, the tan Palomino that had been pulling the cart, escaped with only minor scratches. He was soon munching grass in a nearby median. The produce vendors consider themselves lucky to have survived, but the incident last year was one of several recent crashes that have put Baltimore's community of Arabbers on edge. "So many cars on the road now," said James "Fruit" Chase, who runs one of the city's...

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