Hempstead parents call for speed light, traffic light after death at South Franklin Avenue, Burnett Street

A group of parents rallied along a dangerous Hempstead intersection on Thursday after a 10-year-old girl was fatally struck by a car leaving her dance

Nicole Clarke says her daughter, Shamay, was struck

Nicole Clarke says her daughter, Shamay, was struck and killed back in June. (Credit: News 12)

HEMPSTEAD - A group of parents rallied along a dangerous Hempstead intersection on Thursday after a 10-year-old girl was fatally struck by a car leaving her dance recital.

Nicole Clarke says her daughter, Shamay, was hit back in June outside the Percy Jackson Youth Center. She was crossing the intersection of South Franklin Avenue and Burnett Street.

Flowers adorn the utility pole nearest to the accident site, and the community is demanding change. Parents say they want to see a traffic light, speed bump or crossing guard to deter motorists from speeding through the area.

A spokesperson for the Nassau County Department of Public Works says that a traffic study has already been initiated, the results of which are expected in several weeks.
 

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