Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The Streets of East Palo Alto Are A Death Trap


On September 21, 2011 the community of East Palo Alto was awaken to a car chase and a fatal accident. At 5:25 a.m. a woman that lived on the 400 block of Bell Street called the police said “someone is trying to break in my house”. The police saw a dark colored Land-Rover attempted to pull it over, but the driver fled. While fleeing the driver of the Land-Rover hit a motorcyclist, East Palo Alto’s 50 year old Danny Lee Dixon causing his death. That same morning a 6 year old girl was hit by car while crossing Bay Road and Gloria Way in East Palo Alto on her way to Green Oaks Academy. The person who hit her was a teacher on her way to Costano Elementary School. This teacher had a DMV record of speeding and talking on a cell phone while driving. I can’t imagine what the family is going through and let alone the community of East Palo Alto. The 6 year old girl was due to turn 7 on October 2, 2011. The community of East Palo Alto saying that Bay Road and Gloria Way is a very dangerous intersection an 8 year old boy was hit by a car just 5 months ago. He suffered broken bones causing him to wear a body cast. What I don’t get is that they know that this intersection is so dangerous how come the City of East Palo Alto has not done anything to make it safer, like putting stop signs or stop lights. What do the people of East Palo Alto have to loose another child before someone says enough?


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