Improvements at Crosswalk Where 6-Year-Old was Killed | Transportation
The improvements at a crosswalk where a child was killed were finished Thursday.
This past October, 6-year-old Mia Decker was crossing the street at Bent Arrow Drive and Camino Eldorado with some friends when a car hit the girls. Decker was killed. Two other girls were seriously hurt.
Mia’s mother, Michelle Terry, spearheaded the effort to get new crosswalk signs that include flashing lights installed at the intersection. Terry worked with people around southern Nevada to come up with the money to pay for the new lights. The city of North Las Vegas stepped in with the rest of the money to fix the crosswalk.
“Improvements can be made like those made in this crosswalk. There were a lot of people responsible for that, people who did not know Michelle or her children. They stepped up from all over the community to help out,” Erin Breen with UNLV Safe Community Partners said.
Terry is now leaving Las Vegas. She says she will continue her efforts to protect other people’s children.
“I leave Las Vegas with such mixed emotions: the ultimate in worst experiences ever was countered by some of the most generous and giving people imaginable. People I had never met and who did not know Mia stepped up all across the valley to help. Those memories I will miss, but I take the memory with me…and I’ll be back to visit!” Terry said.