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After Fatal Crash, Neighbors Say Speeding Constantly a Factor on Their Street
DAYTON -- Police say Bridgett J. Davis died in a rollover accident. The crash happened about 5 a.m. Friday on Philadelphia Drive near Athens Avenue in Dayton. Davis, the only occupant, was partially ejected. She likely was not wearing a seat belt, police say. Police also say alcohol was a possible factor, but speed was a definite factor. Neighbors say that's been a problem.
"Right in front of my house there was a three car accident last weekend and now this week there is a car turned over in somebody's yard," said Leslie Spearman who has lived here for five years. "This is a speed trap. I was praying and hoping that nobody died but somebody did die."
Even though the speed limit is 35 mph police believe Davis was going a little faster heading northbound on Philadelphia when her SUV jumped a curb and overturned in this yard.
"Especially during the winter, January, February, it was really bad," said Darlene Mathews who has lived here since January. "Thats why you need to always use caution because that's not the first accident and I know it won't be the last."
She's right. Police tell us this was the fifth accident in this area since 2012 and agree far to many drivers are speeding.
"With the road being so straight, the natural pattern of people is to step on the gas but being a collector street it's not eligible for speed bumps or anything like that since it needs to be clear for plows in the winter," said Dayton police Sgt. Aaron Fraley.
Police say they do write a lot of tickets on Philadelphia Drive and also use mobile speed trailers from time to time to catch the speeders.
"It's 35, but it really needs to be like 25 because you can't see over the hill what is coming down," said Mathews.
"That's a very difficult call to make," said Fraley. "It is such a heavily traveled street and it is so narrow. And it is so straight I think there are so many variables."
Sgt. Fraley suggests unhappy residents of any neighborhood call the non-emergency number to report those complaints and if enough people call, those changes will get made.
"I have a daughter that catches a school bus here every morning and I feel for her safety," said Spearman."We are going to start calling and let them know they need to get out here and patrol the street more so we could be safer."
There are teddy bears and balloons left on Philadelphia Dr. in remembrance of Davis, and maybe to serve as a reminder to all the other drivers. Police say regardless of their presence or the speed limit, it's up to all drivers to take personal responsibility and drive safely.
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