At about 8:10 AM, I was walking on the south sidewalk along Conifer Street, approaching Oakleaf Avenue, to the west of me. Up ahead of me I saw a group of 2 adults and about 4 young children walk to the curb from Oakleaf and stop. The adults looked both ways and then started across, with some children even with them and some behind. Then, I looked to my right, to see a maroon, older car, driven by a man, coming down Conifer from the east, heading toward the crosswalk. Was he looking ahead to the crosswalk, just about 1/2 of an end of a block, ahead? NO! His head was turned in my direction!
He went past me, and then continued on through the crosswalk, as the party crossed Conifer inside the yellow lines! Thankfully, they were in the left side of the crosswalk, while very close to the car, they were still safe.
The adults were obviously shaken up, but they continued on to the Brookdside field. I am still shaken up, too, thinking what could have happened.
WE HAVE TO MAKE THE CROSSWALKS ON CONIFER STREET, LEADING TO BROOKDSIDE SCHOOL, SAFER!
The photo was taken last Saturday, showing a car, I believe illegally parking, close to the sameConifer Street crosswalk, during soccer play. (In thinking of this, please be aware that Conifer is a residential 2-lane street, with parking on the side. It is not like T.O. Blvd. where drivers ignore crosswalk laws, I guess because the street is so wide.)