Neighbors on 42nd Street in Bellevue want drivers to slow down along that stretch of road.
Thursday, Bellevue Police Officer Carl Grubb snapped a photo during selective traffic enforcement; it showed the speed of one driver registered on the radar gun – 104 in a 65 mph zone.
Thursday night, neighbors near 42nd and Harrison said they were frustrated by the speeding in their neighborhood, as well.
Ted Svoboda lives on 42nd and heard the screeching tires from 18-year-old John Shook’s car Tuesday night. "He got lucky, Svoboda said.”He’s alive; he's not down at the morgue stiff on a table."
Now, Svoboda is worried drivers won't understand the consequences of speeding. "I don't know if the fence is going to be there the next morning or if one of my neighbor's cars is going to be wiped out,” Svoboda said.
He worries it will be too late. "Where’s it actually going to end? Is it that somebody has to die over this? I mean speed does kill,” Svoboda said. "There are kids over there, there's kids right there, there's kids up two blocks, there's kids right up here. Does a kid have to get hurt? What's it going to take?"
Bellevue police told Channel Six News they plan to set up enforcement in that area soon.