City officials say long-awaited pedestrian improvements are coming to Midland Avenue where a 10-year-old boy was killed on his bike in 2006 and another was struck Thursday.
Christofer Moreira, a fourth grader at Midland Elementary School, suffered a concussion and bruises after he was hit by a sports utility vehicle on Midland Avenue at Palisade Road, the same place Jarrid Amico was struck and killed just outside his home.
Jarrid’s father, Jimmy Amico, who has persisently pressed the city for a stop sign there, was arrested at the accident scene for allegedly interfering with the police investigation.
City Manager Frank Culross said Monday that the city is accepting bids for a crosswalk, speed indicators and a curb “bump-out” at the accident site, a plan that has been in the works for months.
The city receieved $100,000 in federal stimulus money for the project and construction should start in the spring.
Read more about this in tomorrow’s Journal News.
(Photo by Matthew Brown)