DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas police say a teen has been arrested for final Friday’s avenue racing incident that took the lifetime of a 73-year-old lady who was strolling her canine.
They’ve additionally recognized a second teen driver and are working to make an arrest.
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Nearly on daily basis Linda Pearson would stroll her canine, all the time taking time to examine in on her neighbors.
“She would say Hello to everybody right here within the neighborhood,” Axel Arguello stated. “She was very nice.”
Dallas police stated she was struck by a black Chevy Impala racing a yellow Chevy Camaro down Ferguson Highway final Friday afternoon. Each drivers left the scene. Pearson and her canine didn’t survive.
“After I heard what occurred I wasn’t shocked,” Arguello stated.
“We simply acquired to gradual folks down,” Vikki Honkala stated. “How that occurs I don’t know.”
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Tonight, Councilwoman Paula Blackmon hosted a digital neighborhood assembly to handle this metropolis broad drawback, inviting Police Chief Eddie Garcia.
“We’re working exhausting,” Paula Blackmon stated. “We’re working to get this proper.”
Garcia stated that — within the final 12 months — the Avenue Racing Process Drive has answered 8,300 calls, issued greater than 7,000 citations and made greater than 1,000 misdemeanor and 200 felony arrests. 1,000+ autos have been towed.
“This division is working very exhausting nonetheless we’re not doing sufficient collectively,” Garcia stated.
He now desires to see extra public training on the hazards of avenue racing, laws that may assist deter it and the engineering of metropolis roads to make them much less enticing to avenue racers.
From narrowing Ferguson to decreasing the pace restrict, tonight metropolis transportation officers instructed residents they’re contemplating a number of choices to make the street much less enticing to avenue racing.
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Anybody who witnesses avenue racing can use the iWatch Dallas app to report it to police.