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Time to shut down Safeway driveway?

Editor, Index-Tribune:

Last week, I saw yet another major accident on Fifth Street West near Safeway – a motorcyclist heading north, struck by a car turning into the Safeway parking lot.

Less than a year ago, my teenage son and his friend were run down by an elderly driver just a block away, at the Sassarini crosswalk. While they survived, both were seriously injured.

And two weeks after that accident, a man was run down and killed at the Safeway crosswalk. This is now three major accidents on that small stretch of road in less than a year, and these are just the ones that I personally happened upon.

After my son’s accident, and then the fatality that soon followed, there was a City Council meeting to discuss solutions. Many proposals were made but, to the best of my knowledge, nothing was ever done.


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