West Hempstead residents say street where boy was killed needs stoplight

Those who live nearby say the intersection is dangerous and cars are always speeding on the stretch of road because there is nothing to slow them down.

News 12 Staff

Oct 4, 2022, 2:53 AM

Updated 658 days ago

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Neighbors are calling for changes after a 12-year-old boy was killed while crossing Woodfield Road in West Hempstead.
Tomas Molin was walking to a friend's house to do homework at around 1 p.m. Sunday when he was hit by a passing car.
Those who live nearby say the intersection is dangerous and cars are always speeding on the stretch of road because there is nothing to slow them down.
There are no traffic lights from Hempstead Avenue to Chestnut Street, which spans over half a mile.
Julie Adler, of West Hempstead, says her husband wrote to Nassau County over a decade ago asking for a stoplight at the intersection, but he was denied. She hopes this crash will convince officials to take another look.
"Kids cross that road and there were constantly accidents, and the cars speed down the road back and forth," Adler says. "I would really like to see something done by the county. A light, some sort of speed bump, something."
News 12 reached out to Nassau County but have not heard back as of 10 p.m. Monday. Typically, a traffic study would need to be done to install a new light, which could take time.


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