It’s been exactly one month since Wallace was hit in a crosswalk as she was walking to school. She’s since been in the hospital with a devastating brain injury.
Wallace’s mother says she her daughter has made improvements since the grim outlook over the past few weeks. Her daughter has opened one eye, which has given her mom hope. It’s unclear how much permanent damage has occurred.
Improvements in safety and traffic control at the crosswalk, which had no stop signs for incoming traffic on Martin Road, have been requested by Monroe. The improvements will reduce the speed limit to 25 miles per hour at the middle school and near the high school, officials say.
Volunteer Crossing Guard Sheila Devellis takes time out of her day to help kids cross the intersection.
“That sounds like a great common sense move because this is a residential area,” Devellis said.
Monroe says a traffic study that may add lights and stop signs at the location of the incident and other crosswalks has been underway for several weeks.