Closing Bell: Traffic Safety Meeting Called After SUV Kills Child in Fort Greene

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Community leaders are planning a meeting this Saturday to discuss how pedestrian and cyclist safety can be improved in Fort Greene, after a nine-year-old boy was struck and killed last weekend by a driver who jumped a curb on Dekalb Avenue. The boy, Lucian Merryweather, died at the scene, and two other pedestrians were injured, according to the Daily News. In an outpouring of community support, about 150 people attended a vigil for Merryweather held Tuesday night at the corner where the crash happened, on Dekalb and Clermont. Organizers want to use Saturday’s meeting to prepare talking points for an upcoming Town Hall meeting organized by Council Member Letitia James. On the meeting’s Facebook event page, the planners also say they want to organize a group march to the next Community Council Precinct Meeting on November 19. This Saturday’s meeting will take place from 11 am to 1 pm at 215 Cumberland Street. All the info is here on the event page.

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