Letters to the Editor

Nearly struck by inattentive drivers in Kirkland | Letter

Send your letter to: letters@kirklandreporter.com - File art
Send your letter to: letters@kirklandreporter.com
— image credit: File art

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


We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

Read the Oct 21
Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Browse the archives.

Friends to Follow

View All Updates