Nearly struck by inattentive drivers in Kirkland | Letter
December 5, 2012 · 3:35 PM
I walk my 5-month-old daughter in her stroller every day, and I was hoping you could help raise awareness for a problem we’ve been having. Several times now we have nearly been struck by drivers as we go through crosswalks (I’m very careful, and only walk with the light).
Drivers making left turns especially seem to be either inattentive, or impatient. The first time it happened, we were jogging to hurry through the intersection, and the driver actually sped up to try and beat us. I had to stop dead in my tracks to keep from being hit.
It happened again today, and what with the increasingly dark days and poor weather, I’m afraid we’ll keep having these close calls - or worse. If you could please remind drivers to be safe and always yield to pedestrians - or even get the local police to step up enforcement, my baby girl and I would be very grateful.
Melissa Hudson, Kirkland