After hit-and-run tragedy, a traffic light for Frick

Intersection of Foothill and 64th Avenue, East Oakland
photo by Giovanna Borgna/Tribune

The Oakland City Council has secured funding for a traffic light at that dangerous four-way stop on Foothill and 64th where 11-year-old Frick Middle School student Alana Williams lost her life in October.

In the meantime, a crossing guard is helping to keep the kids safe as they go to and from school.

Police, however, have yet to find the driver who drove around a bus and hit Alana in the crosswalk — possibly, twice — as she was on her way to school.

“I don’t want that to be forgotten,” Principal Jerome Gourdine told me today.

Katy Murphy

Education reporter for the Oakland Tribune. Contact me at kmurphy@bayareanewsgroup.com.

  • TheTruthHurts

    I find it hard to believe that no one has enough identifying information that would lead to the driver of that car. A bus with people on it? Kids walking to school?

    Don’t buy it.

    My guess is the driver is safe because “the community” won’t rat out the criminal. I’m sure there are “reasons” for this, but it is plain sad.

    Someone needs to step up.

  • marleni

    how can nobody know who it was there was many people by there the time she died its been 3 years and we havent known nothing

    rip alanna we miss u and love u