Bob Tuscanes, a Norwood Avenue resident sent the following letter to Baristanet, as well as First Ward Councilor Bill Hurlock and Councilor At Large Rich McMahon regarding yesterday’s accident involving a Mt. Hebron student:
Attached (see above) is a photo of a dreadful accident—the latest casualty in the increasing traffic problem on Lorraine Ave which occurred 100 feet from Norwood Ave. The photo was taken at approximately 2:30 PM today, 1/14/2015. The child lying on the ground is a student at Mt. Hebron and was crossing the street when struck by a car. He or she was taken to a hospital and was heard making loud painful cry’s before being put in the ambulance.
We have been saying for a while that our petition for restricted parking isn’t just about our convenience. We have two schools here with kids coming on going while cars try to navigate a busy through street between Grove and Valley. The last thing we need is all day parked cars and trucks limiting visibility and compromising safety.
Sadly, I suspect now the town will start to pay attention.