Community to meet over SJ bike accident

June 16, 2008 9:32:41 AM PDT
A tragedy in San Jose is prompting an emotional meeting on Monday night. San Jose residents will tackle traffic changes after an SUV hit and killed a 12-year-old girl riding her bike home from school.

A memorial has been setup where the girl was struck. In addition to that, the community will be holding a meeting to change things is the neighborhood.

Breanna Slaughter-Eck was a sixth grader at Hoover Middle School. She died on her way home from her last day of school on Thursday afternoon. She was riding her bike on Park Avenue when she was hit by a woman driving a Ford Bronco. That woman made a left turn crashing into Breanna and she died at the hospital that afternoon.

On Monday night at 7:00 pm people will gather at the accident scene to call upon the city to take action. They want the city to make traffic changes in the neighborhood forcing drivers to slow down, they also want to change the school's pick up route.

Monday's meeting comes one day before the San Jose City Council is scheduled to vote in order to make it easier to make changes; that vote could also make it easier to put speed bumps in.

The woman who was driving did not have a license and there is still no word yet on possible charges.


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