Mike at Franklin Avenue has a great post up about the crosswalk and coming traffic light on Hyperion in front of the Trader Joe’s and Gelson’s.
Not only was a pedestrian killed at that intersection, but a Trader Joe’s employee, Adam Authier, was run down on his bike recently. He’s still recovering from his injuries.
There is a benefit set for Authier, who didn’t have insurance yet. (It would be even better if they caught the guy who ran him down and made him pay.) The Silver Lake Trader Joe’s and the Company of Angels theatre are coming together to sponsor a benefit on April 1 at the Grand Avenue Club downtown (1024 S. Grand Ave.) from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
See more coverage at Franklin Avenue with more links and a petition to speed up the traffic signal. Maybe we can just get a crossing guard until July when the signal is supposed to be activated.