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Parents worry for kids' safety in front of T-M Intermediate

Posted at 5:18 PM, Sep 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-13 18:19:04-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — “I’m fed up with the speeders in this neighborhood they pass the school buses they do not look out for others,” said Amanda Perez.

Amanda Perez lives directly in front of Tuloso-Midway Intermediate School.

She says her daughter has almost been run over twice now by cars refusing to slow down for the school zone.

“It was my own daughter and the adult that almost hit her honked the horn and was screaming at her like it was her fault when she was clearly using the crosswalk,” said Perez.

A speed limit sign is posted when you first enter the neighborhood and then again in front of the school.

But Perez says people are driving too fast for an area that has dozens of kids walking through it.

“We have had accidents where the cars that were parked along the side of the road were hit,” said Perez. “They were not even occupied.”

She says a huge part of the issue is lack of stop signs or speed bumps.

A neighbor says she called police, but nothing changed.

“His actual words to me were “Unfortunately ma’am until one of these kids gets hit, even though I don't like the paperwork, that's what it’s going to take to do something.”

The superintendent for Tuloso-Midway ISD is aware of the traffic concerns and says he has met with city officials but again nothing was done.

Parents are now planning to reach out to their city council representative in hopes of getting speed bumps, or more stop signs installed.