It was a tragic event that has helped spark a proposed solution to cross walk safety in Spokane.
"I saw a car hit two babies and a mom and I saw the baby and her mom literally fly in the air," said Michelle Lee, witness.��
Five year old Elayna Burrows-Gust died last fall after being struck by a car along Monroe Street. She, along with her older brother, followed their mom into the street. The family was not using a crosswalk.
Council Member Candace Mumm said Elayna's story helped inspire the new proposed crosswalk ordinance.
"It seems walkability is the new thing, everyone wants to be able to have more places to walk and make it safer, and make it really clear to drivers that pedestrians have the right of way at intersections," said Council Member Mumm.
The proposed plans include updating crosswalks at business center, arterioles next to schools, parks and other high pedestrian traffic areas.
"Such as Monroe, and of course downtown where it's very busy and the new East Sprague target area development will also qualify," said Council Member Mumm.