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Neighbours want changes at intersection where 5-year-old killed

03/12/2013 10:11 EDT | Updated 05/12/2013 05:12 EDT
A visitation was held Tuesday for Kayleigh Callaghan Belanger, who died last Thursday after being hit by a garbage truck, near her Scarborough home.

The five-year-old was crossing the street with other children when she was hit.

On Tuesday scores of friends and relatives came to offer their condolence to the family.

But others in the neighbourhood say they want changes at the intersection where the child was killed, so it never happens again.

Scott Stevens says his children take the same route home every day and cross at the intersection where Kaylleigh was killed.

"My kids go by here everyday," said Stevens. "I see cars go by here constantly all the time, speeding. They don't pay attention to what they are doing."

Kayleigh was one of four children who were hit by the truck at Cliffside Drive and East Haven Drive, which is close to the intersection of Midland Avenue and Kingston Road. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two other children —a six-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl — were taken to hospital with minor injuries. The fourth child was not injured.

Police say the 62-year-old driver of the truck was turning left onto Cliffside Drive just before the children were struck.

So far no charges have been laid.

A petition has been started to try to get the sidewalks extended, or a traffic light, or a crossing guard for the intersection.

Right now, the only thing stopping traffic is a four-way stop sign.

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