An 83-year-old man, a baby in a stroller, a middle school student — what do these pedestrians have in common? They were all hit by inattentive motorists in Glendale this past week, reminding us of just how pervasive the long raging vehicle vs. pedestrian problem continues to be.
Since setting up smashed-up cars at strategic spots in Glendale, police have reported a noticeable slowing of traffic in areas that typically play host to speeding and other violations. Perhaps they should consider deploying mannequins at various intersections, tap the makeup and set design talent of local studios, and create some grisly scenarios.
Fortunately, the man, the baby and the students all escaped serious injury after being struck, but as we've seen all too often in Glendale over the years, those scenarios can just as quickly turn deadly.