Improvements Coming to Crosswalk where 6-Year-Old Died | News
The City of North Las Vegas is matching funds raised to enhance a crosswalk where a 6-year-old girl was hit and killed last October.
The crosswalk at Camino Eldorado and Ben Arrow Drive will soon be equipped with high-intensity flashing lights. Mia Decker was in that crosswalk with some friends when the girls were hit by a car that did not stop for them. Two other girls were seriously hurt. Mia was killed.
It was Mia’s mother who spearheaded the effort to improve the crosswalk. The money was raised through several fundraisers over the past few months.
"It makes me want to cry. We have done everything in our power that we can do short of going out and buying everything ourselves. To finally see that [North Las Vegas] are stepping up to help take care of it and that it is finally going be finished so people can walk," Mia’s mother Michelle Terry said.
Terry raised more than $5,000 to put in the lights. The city has agreed to match that amount. Initially, the city said it would cost $11,000 to improve the crosswalk, but the city’s traffic engineer brought the cost down to $8,000 by using city employees, instead of contracted labor. The city is now looking at cost-effective ways to put the same system in place at other crosswalks.