By Chris Durden & Pilar Pedraza
KWCH 12 Eyewitness News
9:59 PM CDT, October 2, 2012
Four months after a 6-year-old Wichita girl died at a busy intersection, people who live nearby say nothing has changed.
Feodora Two-Hatchett died in June when the car she was riding in was hit by another vehicle at a "high rate of speed." The crash happened at Mt. Vernon and Edgemoor.
The speed limit in the area is 35 mph, but residents say drivers routinely go faster than that. Now residents want to see some changes.
They say they've complained to City Hall with little result. They're asking for a traffic light to be installed at the intersection, or at least stepped up traffic patrols.
"It's gotten to the point where there's been the six-year-old girl passing away 'cause of an accident and then the elderly lady getting in that accident yesterday (Monday)," said Andrea Robinson who has to drive through the intersection every day to pick up her children.
Months after Two-Hatchett's death, a memorial to the little girl still surrounds a tree at the corner. It is faithfully maintained by neighbors because her family has moved out of the area. Neighbors say the least they can do is try to prevent a repeat of the accident.
"I have lived here abut 50 years and I have seen lots of accidents on that corner," said Shirley Lundy. "We had a lady from our church that got injured there. I don't want to see that happen. I really don't."
Wichita police say they've recorded 23 accidents (with damage of $1000 or more) over the last six years at the intersection. That's in comparison to the city's worst intersection, Kellogg and Webb, that's seen 51 such accidents as of September First of this year.
Residents say just one fatal accident in their neighborhood is one too many.
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