Keller, with its exurban tangle of big, fast streets, is not the most wonderful place to be a pedestrian. Not even in its subdivisions.
Just ask the family of Robert Lariz-Trinidad, who was run over by a pickup on Thursday while pushing a wheelbarrow across a street so quiet it doesn't show up on Google Streetview.
And just ask whomever was hit this morning on Hillview Drive, a quiet but sidewalk-less residential street.
According to Keller PD spokeswoman Brenda Slovak, a 16-year-old girl was driving to school when she lost control of her vehicle.
"There was a lady taking the trash out near her mailbox," Slovak says. "The 16-year-old hit the mailbox trash can and the lady."
The woman broke her leg but otherwise was not seriously injured. The girl, who at first didn't realize she'd hit a person, could face charges if the victim decides to prosecute.
This concerns Keller PD, which is being forced to move valuable resources away from its Twitter account:
Today's traffic enforcement posting, unfortunately, was once again delayed by an auto-pedestrian accident, this time on Hillview Drive.— Keller Police Dept (@kellerpolice) May 5, 2014
Damn pedestrians. If they're not literally getting in the way of cars, they are doing so figuratively by making route planning incrementally more difficult.
This post has been updated with information from Keller PD spokeswoman Brenda Slovak.
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