There's this crazy invention called a crosswalk. On a BUSY road such as Northgate Way a crosswalk works this way: Cars get a red light, You get a walk sign. Cars stop, you walk through... see how easy that is? I NEVER stop for people trying to cross the street w/o a crosswalk. If you are playing frogger and I am coming you had better RUN. I always speed and I may not be able to stop in time to avoid hitting you. Roads are for cars, crosswalks are for people.
This rant was brought to you because a 7 year old kid just got hit on Northgate Way in North Seattle. The car was traveling 30 MPH and where the kid got hit I can GUARANTEE there was no crosswalk. I see people all the time crossing on Northgate Way - on one side of the road are trashy apts - the other side is Northgate Mall. I got stuck in the traffic of this accident. Two items come to mind:
1. Why was this 7 yr old NOT in school???
2. Why was a 7 yr old crossing the street either alone or with an adult where they were crossing?
The kid left the scene unconscious and left blood on the street. What a waste.