As the two boys attempted to cross 15th Avenue,
[Nick] was hit in the head by the side mirror of a passing car.
Just weeks before, Seattle officials had removed the
crosswalk sign that had hung over 15th Avenue for years.
They also eliminated crosswalks at two other high-traffic
spots in Lower Queen Anne and Rainier Valley.
Their reasoning: Removing the crosswalks would actually
make the streets safer for pedestrians. The traffic is too
busy and the cars are moving too fast on those streets for
people to cross safely, officials say.