DEARBORN, Mich. (WXYZ) – Glen Westbrook said he often sees drivers breaking the law as they drive through his Dearborn neighborhood. He said he has been living near the intersection of Culver Avenue and Glover Street for a year and a half now.
“Cars (do) 40, 50, 60 down the street all the time running a stop sign,” Westbrook said.
His Ring surveillance cameras picked up a number of incidents and he posted them on the neighborhood’s Facebook page.
“All of a sudden it brought up a huge police presence. The chief came here. The mayor came here. They talked to some neighbors about us,” Westbrook recalled. “They said they were trying to figure something out and other than that they’re here every day writing tickets or giving them warnings but they’re pulling people left and right.”
Although he’s happy about it, Westbrook said the speeding continues to accelerate and he ultimately fears the children will be hit.
An accident happened a few miles away at the end of last month. The police said two girls were hit by a vehicle near Telegraph Road and Ross Street. The driver got out of his vehicle, got the girls off the road, got back in his vehicle and drove off.
last November, Batoul Al Fawad, 6, lost his life to a fugitive driver who turned himself in a few days later.
Dave Denlar lives across from Westbrook.
“I see people passing by, but usually at night,” Denlar said.
He told 7 Action News he’s lived near the corner for about 25 years now, and he’s glad someone like Westbrook is watching and shining a light.
“It’s good. I like to see someone have a little more…on the ball,” Denlar said.
Westbrook advised: “Slow down. You have children in the neighborhood. You don’t want to punch someone and go to jail for the rest of your life for something stupid.
In the case of the two girls recently struck on Telegraph Road and Ross Street, anyone with information is asked to call the Dearborn Police Department at 313-943-2241.