I am writing this letter in extreme frustration with the article regarding the woman killed in the car-pedestrian collision.
As a first-hand witness of the accident, I find it very rude and ignorant that members of the city council would blame the accident on speed, saying "it was only a matter of time" and "our streets aren't safe" when the accident had nothing to do with speed. It extremely frustrates me.
I personally feel that the city council is just looking for an excuse to reduce the speed limit and is abusing an unfortunate incident to do so.
I believe that unless they witnessed said accident, they shouldn't be talking about things they do not know.
I know it wasn't something I ever imagined having to witness but having been the second vehicle stopped for her to cross, and my passenger having been the one to call 911, I can tell you firsthand that it was not a matter of speed.
I think our city council should try doing a little more research before saying things that are not true.
(Editor's note: A referendum on speed limits in residential areas will be held during the civic election in October.)