Father sees results after crusade for changes at local intersection
Progress is being made to make a local intersection safer.Photo: Video by ktnv.com
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A local man who fought for months to improve the safety of a local intersection where his stepson was killed is finally seeing some results.
Todd Strasser's stepson, Jesse Bogue, was killed when his motorcycle was involved in a crash with a car at the intersection of Alexander and Bradley.
Strasser petitioned neighbors and the city at that intersection for months, battling to improve safety in the area to prevent another tragedy.
This week, crews began pouring concrete, paving the way for new curbs and crosswalks with concrete medians.
"I am really really happy they are getting it done," Strasser said as he watched the construction.
Strasser hopes the roadway improvements means no one will die there again.
"The reason I wanted to do this it is because nobody wants the coroner coming to your house at 7:30 at night, and telling you what happened to your kid," Strasser said.
Strasser said his son was hit because drivers at the two-way stop couldn't see vehicles coming down Alexander Road. As part of the project, that will be fixed. The city is extending the curb, about 25 feet from it's original location, giving drivers better visibility on all sides.
"There is no way somebody coming through here cannot make an excuse that they did not see somebody," Strasser said.
Each week, Strasser visits the intersection where Jesse died, and talks to his stepson at the cross where his crusade started.
"Saturday nights after church I come by and we just have a private talk between him and I and I tell him what's going on," Strasser said. "And this week I've got a lot to talk about. I think he's smiling" right now