|Girl hit by car bring residents to grief.|
This incident happened around Wednesday and it closed the road for hours.
Makyla White was heading to People's Market to get some snacks with her family. As she was crossing the street, a vehicle comes out of nowhere and struck her.
The driver was struck with grief and despair. The driver didn't see her dart in the street.
Makyla was not in a proper crosswalk. The area is slightly lighted. It's a four lane road without any turn lanes. There are two traffic lights between the store. The speed limit on the road is 35 mph.
The crosswalks were available.
The witnesses claim that the driver was distracted or driving at an excessive speed. Many fault the girl for not being in the proper crosswalk. The Dayton Police are investigating the incident. The police will present any evidence to the prosecutor if charges are merited.
The city and the police show concern for a deterrent that once remedied a problem. The city was using traffic control devices like speed and red light cameras.
The city of Dayton and many other jurisdiction were brutally fighting the state of Ohio to keep the red light and speed cameras on. They believed the cameras deterred traffic violations.
The state of Ohio passed legislation to eliminate the cameras. The cameras can only used in school and construction zones. An officer must be present to issue a citation. The city of Dayton didn't want to waste resources to have a cop sit at every intersection with a traffic camera.
The city lost state funds because of its disregard for the state law. Dayton and many other cities must reimburse the people who were cited since the law was enacted.
Dayton has disabled the cameras and vow to find loopholes.
Nonetheless, the residents are mourning the loss of this young girl.
The police say that speeding and illegal activities plague Main Street.
I have suggestions for Main Street. Lower the speed limit to 25 mph between Hillcrest and Great Miami Boulevard. Make Main Street a two lane road with bicycle lanes.
Main Street in Dayton is notorious for speeding, jaywalking, littering, prostitution and illegal activities like drug trafficking.
Ohio State Route 48 is an 84 mile road starts from the census-designated community Goshen and ends near the village of Houston. It passes through Dayton, Englewood, Covington, Lebanon and Kettering.