Father fighting for safer intersections after death of son
Jesse Bogue, 31 - was killed on March 9th, 2012 - when his motorcycle collided with a pick-up truck. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Jesse Bogue, 31, was killed on March 9, 2012, when his motorcycle collided with a pickup truck.
Every day for months, Jesse's father, Todd Strasser, stood at the corner of Bradley and Alexander in the northwest valley where the accident happened.
"No one should have to go through this," Strasser says. "I'm doing this for Jesse."
Strasser was on a mission to collect signatures and get the intersection changed. In November, his hard work paid off. The City of Las Vegas extended the curbs, added a marked crosswalk, and built a concrete median at the intersection where Jesse died.
But Strasser says his work isn't finished. Almost every day he hears about other deadly accidents in the valley. He believes those accidents could be prevented with safer intersections.
"The blind spots that exist at some of these intersections, are just ridiculous," he says. "It's like you can't see unless you're two car lengths past the stop sign. That needs to change."
He's fighting to have the criteria changed for what warrants a four-way stop and a stop light.
"If you slow people down, you can at least help turn potentially serious accidents into mere fender benders," he says.
Strasser addressed the Las Vegas City Council about making changes to intersections valley wide. He's also been in touch with state leaders. He would like to see more people in the community join his effort.