One student fatality from crossing the street across from her college is tragic beyond belief. This should never have happened. (“Student’s Death Revives Safety Questions,” April 11.)
I was driving home on Laguna Canyon Road an hour before the accident. One car ahead stopped for pedestrians and the lights were flashing, but visibility was zero. I was marveling at how dangerous this was. People know to stop for flashing lights and for traffic signals. The problem here is the location of the school and cross walk. People are not stopping. This is bodies vs moving vehicles. The road is too dangerous. The only solution is to build a pedestrian overpass.
Not one student should ever die or be injured because we did not build a pedestrian overpass. No matter the cost. Put an elevator in it. Nina Fitzpatrick died. levators are just not that expensive and should not be the sticking point for a completely safe and secure solution. It is the only logical thing to do.
Please build it today.
Rachel Uchizono, Laguna Beach