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Wednesday, June 22, 2016
CHILD STRUCK BY CAR ON CONGRESS STREET IN YPSILANTI
Monday, June 20, a child was struck by a car on Congress in Ypsilanti. According to accounts on social media the child ran across Congress St while heading to Rutherford Pool. The child was following siblings across the street and stepped in front of the car. According to reports on social media Rutherford Pool staff members were the first to respond to the accident. It was stated that the Rutherford Pool board has sent an email to Ypsilanti City Hall to notify them of the incident. It was also stated that the board would like to know from the city what can be done as far as making the crosswalk safer. There is not a stop sign at the corner of Elm and Congress which is where the crosswalk is located. Word is that the child sustained a broken femur, lacerations of the pancreas, and spleen, whiplash, and road rash.
Children stream across this section of Congress as they head to Rutherford Pool which is situated just across the street. It was only a matter of time before a tragic event like this was going to happen. The city must place a stop sign at this location before another tragedy like this occurs.