Parents say congested streets near Dyker Heights schools dangerous

Congested streets and kids walking to school create a dangerous situation, say Dyker Heights parents after learning two children were struck at an intersection.However, police

DYKER HEIGHTS - Congested streets and kids walking to school create a dangerous situation, say Dyker Heights parents after learning two children were struck at an intersection.

However, police say a drunk driver caused Wednesday's crash in which a child's foot was severed at Fort Hamilton Parkway and 65th Street. Another child and an adult were also taken to the hospital. Still, residents argue there's too much truck traffic near William McKinley Intermediate School, where the children were walking to. Educators at nearby Public School 69 have also complained about the problem. They say more stop signs and traffic lights are needed near their school.

The Department of Transportation says it is willing to conduct traffic studies in the area. Many parents feel both drivers and students need to be alert.

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