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Install speed bumps and save children’s lives.

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My son Dylon was struck and killed while crossing the street at an intersection surrounded by schools. Despite a previous accident and many requests the DOT has refused to take measures to make the intersection at Baychester and Crawford safer. It’s time the New York City Department of Transportation stops stalling and make the intersection safer so not another parent loses their child. My name is Cinthia Berganzo and January 4th 2015 my son was hit by two cars while he was crossing the street with his friend. He was within the crosswalk, but the driver wasn’t paying attention when he drove, full speed, through the intersection. Both drivers fled the scene and my son died shortly afterwards of his injuries. Every school day more than a thousand students cross these streets at their own risk. The intersection where my son was killed is surrounded 5 schools and a youth center and had already claimed the life of a young boy seven years ago. Since then, school officials have been asking for speed bumps and islands as further measures to stop speeding but the NYCDOT has refused. I am grieving the loss of my son, but I also know I must stand up for those other parents who send their children to school everyday, and whose loved ones could easily become the next victim of an avoidable accident. It is time the NYCDOT take clear measures to prevent another accident at this intersection. Tell NYCDOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg to install speed bumps and a traffic island now and save lives.+


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