Crossing guards to be stationed near Frick

October 20, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
Oakland officials plan to station crossing guards at the intersection where an 11-year-old was killed by a hit and run driver, while police continue to search for a suspect.

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Last Friday, sixth grader Alana Williams was hit by a black sedan in the crosswalk near Frick Middle School. That's on Foothill Boulevard at 64th Avenue.

Oakland Police and crime stoppers are offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the driver's arrest.

Since the accident, neighbors have been volunteering as crossing guards, including Alana's mother, Tiffany Zachery.

"We've been out here crossing the kids ourselves, you know, but it shouldn't be like that," says Zachery.

On Tuesday, Mayor Ron Dellums said the city was able to redirect some state grant money. That means by Thursday, there should be professional crossing guards at that intersection.

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