D.C. Police said 4-year-old Zy’aire Joshua was hit by a car and killed Thursday afternoon.
WASHINGTON — The D.C. community is calling for safety upgrades along Georgia Avenue after a four-year-old Zy’aire Joshua was hit by a car and killed just before 3:30 p.m. Thursday near the corner of Georgia Avenue and Kennedy Street, Northwest, according to D.C. Police.
“It’s unsurprising in really, like, in the most heartbreaking of ways that something like this happened, because cars are just driving so fast,” Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner for 4B02, Erin Palmer, said. “And that particular area is a pedestrian hub.”
Palmer thinks speed humps could help in some areas, but she said they can only request them for certain residential roads (local roads), not main thoroughfares (collector or arterial roads), like Georgia Avenue
“So it really just feels like there’s nothing available for those roads,” Palmer said. “And I think what we’re seeing neighborhood level is that cars are just going to drive the way they drive unless there’s something in the street design that slows them down.”
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