Saturday, July 16, 2016
On Thursday, we published a short notice of a traffic revision on 15th NE:
Earlier at about 5:30pm there was a traffic collision on 15th ave NE between Ballinger Way and Forest Park Drive NE that was blocking all lanes. Aid and fire responded but there have been no official reports.
We asked if any readers had more information. Today we heard from a reader about what had happened.
"On the 14th, my children 5 and 13 were crossing the street on 15th Ave near Ballinger when a vehicle hit them. My 13 year old moved her sister out of the way and took the hit. They will be fine - other than scrapes, bruises and being pretty emotional which is expected.
"However, on this day many community members helped us. Started first aid before the ambulance showed up. We were lucky. They didn't jump into traffic. They looked both ways. It could have been worse but we are thankful it wasn't.
"Thank you to this wonderful community for your kindness and compassion to help us out like you did that day."