Tragedies on Skyline Drive | Squamish Chief

Tragedies on Skyline Drive


Today another dog was struck by a speeding car on Skyline Drive.

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For the second time in two months, I have heard the screeching wheels of a car, the heart wrenching thump, silence for a few seconds, then the pain filled yelps and cries of a dog clawing itself across the road in pain.

Sadly, the sound of the dog is a slight relief rather than the cries of a parent, child or bicyclist as they scream for 911.

A month ago, I was witness to another tragic accident on Skyline as a dog was run over as it crossed the road to follow its six-year-old owner. Only seconds earlier it had been the little girl crossing the road.

As of the last year I have operated a family daycare and had to walk the Kindergartners to and from school. Four times a day we had to cross the road just past a blind corner.

We would stop, listen very carefully, watch for a clear break, then run as fast as we could. Two year olds don't move very fast. No one travels at the 40 km/hour posted speed limit so we are left no choice but to have faith that someone wont be coming around the corner at 50 km/hour plus.

Imagine speeding around one of Skyline's many blind corners and coming across a group of children and you are unable to stop.

The district feels it unnecessary to put in a few more speed bumps on the remaining blind corners and police presence is nonexistent.

My hope is that people in general will take it upon themselves not to speed through residential streets and to respect and care for whatever may be on the other side of a blind corner.

Kerri Grenon


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