Parents ask for crossing guard at dangerous Beechview intersection

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BEECHVIEW, Pa. - After repeated attempts, a parent’s efforts to get a crossing guard to patrol a busy intersection on her children’s walk to school may be answered soon.

Anna Snyder contacted Channel 11’s Jodine Costanzo after she said she tried getting in touch with the mayor’s office and the school district.

“It’s a matter of fact that one of these kids is going to get hurt,” Snyder said.

Snyder said her kids have to walk through the intersection of Rockland and Sebring avenues near Beechwood Elementary in Beechview, but it’s very dangerous.

“If anything is coming up over the hill and they’re in the middle of the street, they can get hit. You have to run out of the way,” Snyder said. “There are no lines for the kids. They don’t know where to walk.”

According to Snyder, she was told the city didn’t have a crossing guard to place at the intersection, and they planned on using students to help classmates cross the street.

“It’s dangerous, very dangerous,” Snyder said.

Costanzo contacted the mayor’s officer Wednesday and was told Public Works will consider making the corner more visible with paint and signage. They also said they’ll work on getting a crossing guard.