The Springfield City Council has asked staff to act promptly to improve safety on Main Street following a vehicle incident last month that killed three children.
The children, ages 4, 5 and 8, were in the crosswalk at Main and 54th on February 22nd when a pick-up driver struck and killed them. The children’s mother, also struck, is recovering. The incident is under investigation.
In the past decade, 14 people have died on the wide corridor in collisions involving a mix of pedestrians, motorists and bicyclists:
(Grimaldi) “The goal is to get that to zero.”