OAKLAND (KCBS) – Family and schoolmates of an eleven-year-old Oakland middle school girl, who was struck and killed in a hit and run accident last year, turned on a traffic signal on Tuesday at the intersection where she was run down.

Alana Williams was struck by a hit-and-run driver at 64th and Foothill Boulevard.  For the past year, efforts have been ongoing to have a traffic signal installed at the intersection.

KCBS’ Bob Melrose Reports:

Frick Middle School Principal Jerome Gourdine said the installation of the traffic signal is bittersweet.

“It will not be closure until Alana’s killer is found,” he said. “This is a positive first step. There’s been a lot of changes in the community as a result of this.”

A bus stop in the area has also been moved for safety reasons.

The $250,000 signal was paid for by grants and redevelopment agency funds.

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  1. toy says:

    Did the Honorable Mayor Ron Dellums attend or speak at this event? I didn’t think so. He was too busy cashing in his full paycheck, claiming the maximum exemptions and failing to pay taxes like everyone else. I hope this stoplight stops or lowers the mortality rate of automobile-related deaths. Then maybe, Dellums can start doing something about the crime in Oakland, starting with City Hall.

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