Hi, my name is Summer, and I'm twelve years old. I've been living in East Rochester, N.Y. all my life, and currently live on South Washington Street. There have now been two car accidents in my yard.
In 2010, my grandma was watching me, and my brother Britton. We were outside playing in our side yard. All of the sudden, I heard this ear-splitting sound, and I turned around to find a lady, in a car that went flying through our bushes. It was about five and a half feet away from hitting me. I was only eight at the time, so I was very scared.
Now, in 2014, there has been another car accident, and this one was very scary too. I was sitting down on the couch in my living room, watching T.V. Out of no where, I got thrown off. I got up with my mom, and we ran outside to find another lady that was pushed into the side of our house. Before hitting our house, she hit one of our cars, which stopped the car from coming into our house. The car smashed a hole into our fench too. This was all because of a drunk driver. My aunt came literally running down the street to our house. She was afraid of us getting hurt. My grandpa also came to our house to make sure we were alright. It was one of the scariest times of my life.
After having two cars come through my yard, I feel like there has to be a way to end this. People speed down South Washington Steet everyday!! If we put a stop sign on South Washington, all this trouble can end. I don't want anything bad to happen to anyone on this street. Please help me and my family in Operation Safer Street!!
- NYSDOT Regional Engineer
Please Help Make South Washington Street in East Rochester, N.Y. Safer.
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