Vigil for child struck and killed provides opportunity to make intersection safer

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Cincinnati City Councilman Cecil Thomas has filed a motion asking that city administration study the feasibility of installing stop signs and crosswalks near the intersection where a 9-year-old girl was fatally hit by a car.

Tyala Frazier was hit and killed the morning of March 16 as she was crossing LaFeuille and Westbrook.

Several community members have been lobbying for crosswalks, and hanging signs asking motorists to slow down.

On Thursday, hundreds of people attended a vigil for Tyala. At the vigil, there was a petition people signed to get a crosswalk installed at that intersection. They currently have about 2,400 signatures.

Petitions can be signed at Queen City Market or Queen City Pizza at the corner of LaFeuille Ave. and Queen City Ave.

The motion reads:

We move that the City Administration study the feasibility of installing a 4-way stop with crosswalks at Westbrook Drive and Lafeuille Avenue, a 3-way stop with crosswalks at Almester Drive and Lafeuille, and a 3-way stop with crosswalks at Fleetwood Drive and Lafeuille.  Any recommendations regarding additional measures the City can take to remedy the problems occurring on this stretch of roadway, including the installation of speed humps, should be included in the report.  


This area is a highly populated residential community of single and multi-family residences where school children cross the street on a daily basis without the aid of crosswalks or traffic signals.

Lafeuille Avenue is a long, hilly, curving stretch of roadway without a break at any point between Queen City and Harrison Avenues.  There are numerous hidden driveways and blind spots, which further hinder pedestrians and motorists. Without such a break, motorists traveling on Lafeuille tend to pay little attention to speed.  We believe these corrective measures will serve to create sufficient breaks in speed and also provide opportunities for residents in the area to safely cross Lafeuille and potentially avoid another tragic accident.

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