On Friday May 27, 2011 at approximately 3:27 pm a child was struck crossing Alabama Ave SE in the crosswalk in front of Anne Beers Elementary School. A vehicle traveling westbound on Alabama Ave SE struck the child and kept driving. The child was treated for a concussion, laceration to the forehead, and laceration to his arm.
The vehicle involved in the accident has been recovered. Upon further investigation, MPD learned the car had been stolen about 1.5 hours before the accident.
The Street, Traffic and Transportation Committee has been working with DDOT to develop a traffic calming solution for this intersection. We hope to hold a community meeting on solutions within the next few months.