North Las Vegas crosswalk improvements finished
It's what families in one Valley neighborhood have been waiting for, a safer crosswalk at the intersection where three young girls were hit by a car. Video by ktnv.comvideo
North Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- It's what families in one Valley neighborhood have been waiting for -- a safer crosswalk at the intersection where three young girls were hit by a car.
The accident happened on Oct. 21, 2011, in the crosswalk at Bent Arrow Drive and Camino Eldorado. Amelia "Mia" Decker, 6, died from her injuries. Her friends, Rain and Alyssa Mowery, were badly hurt.
The city of North Las Vegas started construction at the intersection last week. On Thursday, the work will be finished. The improvements include flashing lights on crosswalk signs to better alert drivers.
"It's really good to know the city and the community came together for this," says Tiffany Holmes, a mother of two, who lives nearby. "That accident was heart breaking. It touched everyone. Unfortunately, it had to come to that, to get changes made. But now, all the kids in this area are safer, because so many of them use that crosswalk."
Mia Decker's mom and sister are moving to Washington, D.C. on June 9. They tell Action News that they feel lucky to have seen improvements be made before leaving town. They helped raise money for the project and plan to keep pushing for crosswalk safety.