Michael was Barbara’s son. In 2004, he was crossing this intersection on a scooter when he was killed by a driver running a red light. Michael was only 14 years old.
“They came over and they said, ‘we couldn’t save him’. Those words didn’t register,” Barbara recalls. “The sudden loss is just so… you don’t have a chance to say goodbye.”
After losing her son, Barbara’s shock turned to despair and disbelief. How could a single careless mistake cost a life? She wanted to honor her son and keep his memory alive. She also needed to do something.
Then she found Red Means Stop Traffic Safety Alliance.