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Family Calling For Safety Measures Following Fatal Accident

DAYTON -- The family of a man killed on a busy Dayton road is speaking out Tuesday for the first time since that fatal accident.

Hundreds of people walk along the portion of Gettysburg between the men's shelter and the bus stop every day. The problem is there aren't any nearby crosswalks or a sidewalk on the west side of the street.

Christopher Frock was leaving the homeless shelter Saturday night, walking down Gettysburg to the bus stop, when he was struck and killed by two cars.

"He was out here trying to better himself.  He's had some downward spirals. But he was in the shelter for a reason.  They were helping him get an apartment and look for work," said his sister Melody Frock.

Like many pedestrians who frequent the street, Frock had to jaywalk in order to get to the bus stop. There isn't a crosswalk anywhere nearby and the area is poorly lit.

"To know he had to die in such a tragic way breaks my heart because he was doing so much to try to get himself where he needed to be," Melody said.

Frock's family is now calling on the city of Dayton to make the area safer.  His family has already written a letter to the city which reads, in part, "I truly believe that this city has failed to protect the safety of anyone who must travel on foot or bicycle in that area. There are no lights, sidewalks or crosswalks."

"I just don't want to see anyone else go through what my family is going through, especially my mother. She's having to bury a child and you shouldn't have to do that," she said.

The city of Dayton says it now plans to do a traffic study of the area to determine whether sidewalks, street lighting and crosswalks would help with safety.

 
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