The young lady driving a white older-model car east along 88th Avenue at about 11 a.m. on Friday was very lucky. Because I never, ever step off a curb without making eye contact with the driver of a vehicle, she was saved from possibly taking my life.
I am the pedestrian who was standing on the corner at 216th Street and 88th Avenue as she rounded the corner at a high rate of speed, south onto 216th and neglecting to see that there was clearly a WALK signal in place.
Physics was never my best class, but this much I do know: a 120-pound person being hit by a car travelling at the speed she was driving would have been disastrous. At the very least, she would have severely injured me.
A gentleman on the other corner saw her, and there is an elementary school at that corner.
I truly appreciate how understaffed and overworked the police are, and that they do their very best every day. but, please! We need some intense speed enforcement in Walnut Grove.
The major streets in Walnut Grove are nothing less than speedways these days.
Michelle Carduner, Langley
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