Monday and Tuesday were bad days for pedestrian safety in Mayfair. At 4pm on Monday 12 Year Old Albert Tallez was running or on a skateboard going north on Cottage Street when he he was struck by a tractor-trailer traveling east on Cottman Avenue. Yesterday at 6pm a 7 Year Old girl was hit by a pick-up truck in the 2900 block of Unruh Street.
Cottman Avenue is a particularly dangerous street for pedestrians, it is Northeast Philadelphia's sprawling Main St. The road is 4 lanes wide and is a through route from Abington to the Tacony Palmyra Bridge. In 2006 a Nun was killed by a hit and run driver angering the local civic organization enough for them to purchase a "Your Speed" driver feedback sign.
Chances are that little will be done to analyze why 2 children died this week, crash compare that to the countermeasures taken for the DC Metro Crash that killed 9 people last week. The NTSB won't be pulling out the black boxes of that tractor trailer or pickup truck, retraining drivers or making recommendations to prevent deaths in the future.
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