Residents say road where child was hit and killed is getting too dangerous

Aug 23, 2019, 7:17 PM | Updated: 8:56 pm
(Credit: Paul Nelson)...
(Credit: Paul Nelson)
(Credit: Paul Nelson)

WEBER COUNTY – Residents in a West Weber neighborhood say the road where an eight-year-old boy was hit by a car and killed is becoming increasingly unsafe, and drivers are going much faster than they should.

There aren’t very many cars using 950 North near 4400 West, compared to other streets.  However, residents who live there say it’s beginning to feel like a major thoroughfare.

Homeowner Patty Williams says, “This is supposed to be a quiet, 25 mile an hour street.  It’s crazy how they’ll hit that corner and they’ll gun it, clear up to the hill.”

She didn’t know the boy who was struck, but, she says she frequently sees kids riding their bikes along that road.

Williams says students from a nearby high school decide to use their street instead of 4700 West because they’re trying to get around traffic that backs up from a four-way stop.

“My daughter, she says, ‘Gosh, between eight and three o’clock,’ when she has been home during the day, ‘It’s crazy,’” she says.

Some homeowners have reportedly decided to take matters into their own hands.  One man, who didn’t want to be named, says one resident decided to use his own money to pay for a speed limit sign.

Plus, he says, “One of our neighbors out a cone out part way on the street to try and slow people down.”

He says there’s a sharp bend in the road next to his house and cars are frequently cutting across the corner because drivers are going too fast.  Also, a portion of the road that used to be dirt has now been paved over, so vehicles can pick up speed a lot quicker.  He says some people didn’t even slow down when officers were investigating the crash that killed the boy.

“When police and fire trucks and the ambulances were there, people would come whipping around the corner and putting their brakes on because they didn’t even look around the corner when they went,” he adds.

Investigators still don’t believe speed was a factor in Thursday’s crash.  Still, some residents are calling on the city to place speed bumps to slow traffic down.

Today’s Top Stories


Rabies in bats....
Waverly Golden

Utah health officials confirm three cases of rabies in bats

Three cases of rabies in bats have been confirmed in Utah. In each case, pets or humans were exposed and received treatment.
17 hours ago
Mark Jones

Suspect taken into custody after firing shots in Kearns

A shelter in place was issued Wednesday evening in Kearns after an 18-year-old male fired a weapon at a family member fled the scene through a residential area.
2 days ago
Police car sirens....
Mark Jones

Two people are in critical condition following two-vehicle car crash

Washington City Police report two people were injured following a two-car crash Wednesday afternoon. The crash occurred around 4 pm.
2 days ago
Lina Reyes Geddes, of Youngstown, Ohio, has been identified as the victim in a 1998 homicide cold c...
Mark Jones

Garfield County cold case homicide is brought to a close

Authorities in Utah and Ohio announced Wednesday the closure of a Garfield County cold case that dates back to April 20, 1998.
2 days ago
A father and son shop for fireworks in Herriman, Utah...
Samantha Herrera

Tooele fire prompts reminder about firework safety

Illegal fireworks started a fire in Tooele, Utah Tuesday night. Officials reminded Utahns to light fireworks safely and legally this holiday weekend.
2 days ago
High water in the Gardiner River along the North Entrance to Yellowstone National Park in Montana, ...
Curt Gresseth

Be ready for flash flooding: Expert shares advice

An expert with the Utah Division of Emergency Management shares his expertise and crucial tips on how to be ready for flash flooding when you are in a vehicle or at home.
3 days ago

Sponsored Articles

Tax Harassment...
Jordan Wilcox

The best strategies for dealing with IRS tax harassment | You have options!

Learn how to deal with IRS tax harassment. This guide will teach you how to stop IRS phone calls and letters, and how to handle an IRS audit.
spend a day at Bear Lake...
Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

You’ll love spending the day at Bear Lake | How to spend a day at Bear Lake

Bear Lake is a place that needs to be experienced. Spend a day at Bear Lake.
Curb Appeal...
Price's Guaranteed Doors

How to have the best of both worlds for your house | Home security and curb appeal

Protect your home and improve its curb appeal with the latest security solutions like beautiful garage doors and increased security systems.
Prescription opioids can be disposed of during National Prescription Take Back Day...
Know Your Script

Prescription opioid misuse | How to protect your family from the opioid epidemic

Studies have shown that prescription opioid misuse has increased since COVID-19. So what do you need to know about these opioids?
national heart month...
Intermountain Healthcare

National Heart Month: 5 Lifestyle Changes to Make Today to Keep You Heart Healthy

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. One person dies every 36 seconds in the United States from cardiovascular disease
Joseph Smith Memorial Building...
Temple Square

The Joseph Smith Memorial Building is an icon of Salt Lake City | Why hosting an event at this beautiful location will make you a hero this year

Here's why hosting an event at the iconic Joseph Smith Memorial Building in downtown Salt Lake City will make you a hero this year.
Residents say road where child was hit and killed is getting too dangerous