Loved ones of the 57 victims killed in car crashes gathered at Tucson City Hall Sunday night. In a call to action effort to propose safer streets in Tucson.
— Jennifer Martinez (@Jennymartineztv) November 19, 2017
One of the victims called on Sunday night, 25-year-old, Joseph Gonzales who left behind a baby after he was hit and killed while riding his motorcycle from work back in March.
His mother, Shelley Gonzales says, she misses him everyday. "It's obvious that he wasn't the only one hurt on our streets."
In 2017 alone, 57 people have been killed according to Living Street Aliiance,
- 26 killed walking
- 19 driving
- 11 riding a motorcycle
- 1 riding a bike
Gonzales says, "drivers need to slow down and respect the other person on the streets."
— Jennifer Martinez (@Jennymartineztv) November 20, 2017
Emily Yetman, Executive Director of Living Streets Alliance says crashes are preventable. "Designing our roadways differently can prioritize safety to hopefully decrease the number of crashes that we're seeing and make them less destructive."
Yetman says, it's up to the community to make a decision to do something about Tucson streets to save a life.