Push For Added Safety On Street Near Jackson Hospital
DOZENS OF JACKSON HOSPITAL EMPLOYEES CAME OUT TO THE MONTGOMERY CITY COUNCIL MEETING TO MAKE THEIR VOICES HEARD AFTER THEIR COWORKER WAS HIT AND KILLED BY A CAR OUTSIDE OF THE HOSPITAL- ON WHAT MANY SAY IS A DANGEROUS ROAD
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Dozens of Jackson Hospital employees came out to the Montgomery City Council meeting to make their voices heard after their coworker was hit and killed by a car outside of the hospital- On what many say is a dangerous road.
46-year-old Donna Murphy and a coworker were hit on Park Place last Wednesday, walking to work.
That’s a two-block stretch of road with a 20 miler per hour speed limit.
But Murphy’s coworkers made their plea to the council to add safety measures.
Something like a stop sign…more lit crosswalks…were all suggested.
The mayor says they are waiting on traffic studies…and the accident report to then work with the hospital to take some action.
Kenny Dodd, a nurse anesthetist said, “We can’t change what happened but we can look at the future, do some positive things to do our best to make sure it doesnt happen again. And if we don’t do those simple things then we are all at blame.”
The other women that was also hit in the accident is recovering. But, her coworkers say the emotional damage is going to result in a long road to recovery. An off-duty city employee struck the two, so the city turned the investigation over to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency. The mayor says right now it does not appear speed was a factor.