Citizens For A Better Norwood

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

3 injured when car hits Robertson Ave. home

Fox 19 reports that yesterday morning around 10:30 a.m., Ward 3 candidate Joseph Geers’ wife and 3-year-old son Joseph were placing campaign lit on the front porch of a Robertson Ave. home when a car suddenly drove through the yard and crashed into the front of the home. According to neighbor Tracy Napier, the mother and child were pinned in by the car. The driver had to be cut out of the car, and a building inspector called to the scene to assess possible structural damage to the home. The home’s occupant was not injured.

Joseph Geers tells us he and his wife rode in the ambulance to Children’s Hospital where their son was treated and released with scrapes and bruises. Even though little Joseph looks like he was actually hit by the car, he was far more concerned about the fact that his “Geers” campaign t-shirt had anti-freeze on it, which ate through it and had to be thrown away. He added, “At that point, we knew he was starting to feel better!”

Tracy Napier told Fox 19 that people often speed on Robertson Ave. at 60 and 70 miles per hour, and we recall our City officials talking about the problem at a council meeting or two. Like everyone else, we’re relieved the Geers family members were spared serious injuries or worse (the driver’s injuries are unknown), but the speeding problem on Robertson Ave. needs to come to an immediate stop. What are the best ways for the City to slow down the traffic?