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Concerns grow over Van Giesen Street

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RICHLAND, WA.-- On Saturday, we told you about the vehicle vs pedestrian accident that happened, at the intersection of Van Giesen St. and Birch Avenue in Richland. Since then, a lot of you have voiced concerns about that area, including one mother, and area resident we spoke to earlier.
     She chose to remain anonymous, but told us that she sees cars speeding down Van Giesen all the time, and has gotten honked multiple times a week while going the speed limit.
     She says that this is especially troubling because of the number of schools nearby. 

"when I pick up my son from middle school," she told KNDU, "And we're driving home, there's cars that aren't even slowing down for the kids that are on their bikes and on their scooters going down the sidewalk."

She also said that the amount of lighting on the street also needs to be increased.

We will be following up with the City of Richland to see if they have any plans to address these concerns.