It's a shame that it takes a death to bring attention to a problem, but unfortunately that is exactly what has happened in Westmorland. The problem exists on Center Street, a major artery for truck traffic feeding off and onto Forrester Road.
One question that quickly comes to mind is why a major trucking artery was designed to feed into a residential area of a city, even a city as small as Westmorland? Thousands of trucks make their way off and on Forrester via Center Street each month. On that same roadway are City Hall, a park and a community basketball court, and nearby is the city swimming pool.
There also are houses on Center and children play not far from the passing big rigs. Certainly children crossing the roadway is a regular occurrence for many Westmorland residents. It's amazing that more people have not been hurt or killed on Center. It is a dangerous combination to have large rigs pass through what should be a quiet community neighborhood.