Father fights for change at intersection where son died
A father is fighting for changes at the intersection where his son's life was cut tragically short. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A father is fighting for changes at the intersection where his son's life was cut tragically short.
Jesse Bogue, 31, was killed instantly when his motorcycle collided with a pick-up truck on March 9. It happened at the intersection of Alexander and Bradley Roads in the northwest valley.
Tasey Shaul witnessed the accident. She called police and tried to save Bogue at the scene.
"The 911 operator told me to stay on the phone, and walked me through what I should do," Shaul says. "I looked at his face and realized how young he was. That's when I broke down. I was really struggling with it."
Bogue had just become a father. His daughter, Angelina, was born just seven months before he died.
"It hurts my heart to know that she will grow up and never know her father," says Todd Strasser, Bogue's dad. "He loved her so much. I made a promise to myself, that I will out stay here until a stop sign is put up, so no one else has to die."
Strasser stands at the intersection every day with a sign asking for people to stop and sign his petition. He's already collected nearly 400 signatures.
"Adding stop signs -- and making this a four-way stop, rather than a two-way stop -- would make people slow down and be more aware of their surroundings," says Mary Pilgrim, who lives nearby and stopped to sign the petition. "This intersection is very dangerous as is."
"We've been concerned for a number of years about this," says Clark County School Board President Linda Young, who also lives in the area and stopped to sign the petition. "To see this happen is devastating to us. I plan to bring the issue up with city leaders."
Strasser plans to take the signatures he collected directly to Mayor Carolyn Goodman's office.
The city of Las Vegas claims the last complaint it received on the intersection was back in 2004. At that time, leaders determined there wasn't enough traffic to warrant a four-way stop. But they say this story has prompted them to look into it again.