Lawmaker aims to end Roosevelt Blvd. racing

A mother and her three young sons were struck and killed on Roosevelt Boulevard in the Olney section of Philadelphia on Tuesday, July 16, 2013. A fourth son was taken to the hospital with bumps and bruises.
July 24, 2013 2:49:02 PM PDT
A local lawmaker is taking a stand against illegal street racing on the Roosevelt Boulevard.

State Senator Mike Stack is introducing a bill to put speed cameras along the Boulevard between the Schuylkill Expressway and the Bucks County line.

The proposal comes a little more than a week after Samara Banks and four of her sons were struck while crossing the boulevard.

Banks and three of the boys died.

Two men are charged with murder for the crash and witnesses say they were drag racing.

22-year-old Khusen Akhmedov was free on bail when he allegedly raced down the boulevard in an Audi.

Police say he was racing from light to light with 31-year-old Ahem Holloman, who was behind the wheel of a 1994 Honda.

Nine witnesses say the men were 'flying' when Akhmedov allegedly plowed into Samara Banks.

Senator Stack says installing speed cameras could be a deterrent for drag racers.


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