Mourning family wins fight for light at Rosemont corner
Sayam Srey was hit and killed by a bus in August near Rosemont metro station
The family of a woman who was killed by a bus near the Rosemont metro station is claiming a small victory after they succeeded in getting the city to install a pedestrian light at the busy intersection.
On August 19, Sayam Srey was crossing Rosemont Boulevard at the corner of Saint-Vallier, when she was hit and killed by a bus.
Srey was crossing on a green light, but there was no pedestrian signal.
The 66-year-old woman lived in a senior's residence just steps away, and her family believes if there had been pedestrian lights at the corner, her life could have been saved.
It's very encouraging they're taking it seriously.- Jennifer Srey, sister-in-law of Sayam Srey
Since the accident, Srey's sister-in-law, Jennifer Srey, has been attending Rosemont-La Petite Patrie council meetings asking for the borough to consider installing signalling for pedestrians and buses.
Srey says she just heard from the borough's administration, who say the city has decided to install lights sometime between now and spring 2014.
"It's very encouraging they're taking it seriously, which is what we wanted from the get-go."Jennifer Srey told Daybreak's Mike Finnerty.
Srey says it was the people in the neighbourhood and in the seniors residence where Sayam lived who deserve much of the credit for this victory.
She says it was members of the community who made calls to the borough, demanding something be done to make the intersection safer for pedestrians.
"The public is the one who has done most of the persuasion and I am just the spokesperson," says Srey.
Srey says having a safer intersection would give her hope that other families won't have to experience a similar tragedy.