New crosswalk at deadly intersection in Del Cerro

Posted at 6:17 PM, May 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-07 21:17:29-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Years of emails and persistence finally paid off for a Del Cerro man whose sister died while crossing the street five years ago. 

Vahid Hamzavi's sister, Mina, was killed while crossing the street at the intersection of Navajo Road and Margerum Avenue. There are crossing signs and buttons, but no designated, marked crosswalk. 

Hamzavi started asking for a crosswalk at the deadly intersection in 2016. In February, he reached out to 10News because nothing had been done. 

City Councilmember Scott Sherman's office told us there would be a crosswalk installed by March or April, but still nothing. 

Last week, Hamzavi called the councilmember's office again. Sherman's office told him they expedited the work order with the Department of Transportation and Storm Water and that the crosswalk would be in place by Friday. 

On Monday, crews were already out measuring and outlining the design for the crosswalk. The work is expected to be complete on Tuesday.

Hamzavi says the wait was worth it and he hopes the intersection will now be safer for those walking in the neighborhood.