This is a sad, sad story that never should have happened!
I understand that accidents happen but we the residents of Dunwoody need to generally slow down when we drive around town in order to show those who do not live here that we value each others well being more than we do making good time to our next destination. There has been a breakdown in civility nationwide but we individually have the power to change that by stoping for people at crosswalks, slowing down and moving over for cyclists and finally by allowing cars to merge into traffic from side streets.
These kindnesses go hand in hand, however, with a community that values these quality-of-life issues so much that it makes, supports and enforces rules to aid in the desired outcomes, so law enforcement is a very important component of this.
Since most of Dunwoody's schools are on, or very near major thoroughfares; you better believe that I will be doing everything in my power to ensure that a strict speed limit is adhered to in Dunwoody school zones.
SUV hits, kills child in front of DeKalb school
by David Simpson & April Hunt of the AJC
Cameron Dunmore, a 7-year-old DeKalb County boy, was struck by an SUV and killed Monday morning as he walked in a crosswalk to school, despite the presence of a crossing guard with a stop sign in the crosswalk, DeKalb police said. Shirley Ogilvie, 40, was driving the SUV that struck and killed Cameron, police said. She remained at a local hospital Monday afternoon, where she was being observed after appearing distraught over the accident, said police spokeswoman Mekka Parish. Ogilvie will be charged with vehicular homicide and other offenses, Parish said. Parish said that other vehicles had stopped for the crossing guard while Cameron tried to walk across South Deshon Road, south of Stone Mountain, “but for reasons unknown the SUV driver did not stop.” Cameron was pronounced dead on the way to a hospital, Parish said. No other children were in the crosswalk. The accident happened near Princeton Elementary School about 7:30 a.m. Police believe that Ogilvie was taking her own child to a different school. Classes at Princeton Elementary were being held as normal, said DeKalb schools spokesman Dale Davis, but additional counselors were on campus to talk with students and staff.