Chicago family honors girl, Maya Hirsch, killed at crosswalk in Lincoln Park
September 28, 2010
This is another tragic and completely avoidable incident where a little kid was killed due to driver’s carelessness. The least that can be said is that at the very least, the new law mandating a complete stop at crosswalks is a step into the right direction.
Thee city of Chicago is using that law to crack down at crosswalks, and Maya’s family is channeling their pain to make a difference.
The new crosswalk law requires drivers to stop, not just yield to pedestrians in crosswalks. The new safety rule brings some comfort to the family of Maya Hirsch but, unfortunately, cannot lessen their pain.
That’s the reason they once again walked in her honor and called for more to be done to protect pedestrians from careless drivers.
Renee Hirsch and Elaine Balaban made a plea for the granddaughter they lost as they once again walked for Maya.
“When we are old and can’t continue here, our grandchildren will continue this tradition to honor Maya and remember Maya throughout the generations,” said Elaine Balaban, Maya’s grandmother.