To the Editor,
A tragic automobile accident occurred on Halloween night on W. Wilson St., Banning, which resulted in the death of a 7th grade boy and injury to the driver.
A fitting memorial to the boy might be to lower the speed limit on W. Wilson St. between Sunset St. and 8th St. back the 35 mph it used to be a short while ago. Several years ago a two-car collision that happened about the same location, resulted in the death of man driving the car that was hit with great force. A result of this collision was that the speed limit was set to 35 mph. From then until now, no fatalities have occurred on that stretch of W. Wilson St. It seems peculiar that after so long a period of no fatalities, the speed limit was increased to 45 mph several months ago and then recently increased again to 50 mph.
Perhaps a review of the situation is in order with the predominant emphasis of safety for the people living in and the students attending the school in this area on W. Wilson St.
Richard and Marsa Rider, Banning