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Speeding is a Growing Concern in Yakima

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YAKIMA, Wash.- Neighbors say too many drivers are speeding down Martin Luther King Boulevard near 10th Street and the road is getting dangerous.

Just yesterday, a black dog fell victim to a speeding driver. Neighbors say this isn't rare and it's been happening more and more often. Cars come speeding down the road at 40 or 50 miles per hour. Often times, drivers can't brake at the curve.

 Neighbors like Ray Leeds have witnessed 5 accidents here over the past year. Leeds manages this apartment complex on the corner of the intersection.

While losing pets like this one is a tragedy, Leeds says, he's more concerned that next time, this could be someone he knows.

"Mostly dogs, haven't seen a person get hit, but I don't want to take that chance, don't want to see anyone hurt," said Ray Leeds, a concerned neighbor.  

Neighbors say there are sometimes officers patrolling the area but that people still speed, especially later on in the evenings. Neighbors say they would like people to slow down, follow the speed limit or else face some kind of consequence.