Tuesday, August 21, 2018

A Safety Issue

Last week I was getting ready to leave Walmart.  They have stop signs and pedestrian crossings by each big entrance.  I watched in disbelief as a semi pulled around the corner, turned down the road in front of the building gaining speed, upshifting through the stop sign and crosswalk!  Never stopped, only gained speed.  This was Thursday at 12:45pm.  Very busy, school shoppers and Riverboat Days in Yankton.  The town is FULL of people! I happened to be heading in the same direction and caught up with the semi a few blocks away where it was backed up doing a delivery.  I stopped to take pictures of the truck and drivers, the license plate and truck #.  When I got home I called the Omaha Office of Reinhart Food Service

The gentleman I spoke with assured me he would find out which office the truck was based out of, and someone would call me back.  So far, no phone calls.  Since Walmart has security video, I would suggest they contact Walmart--I am not a cranky old woman who called to complain about a trivial thing.  

Pedestrian crossings are important.  I especially think of children, the elderly, the handicapped.  Maybe I didn't get much of a response to this incident, but if you don't complain--nothing is ever done! 

~Lori1R in Nebraska~


Mary in SD said...

Good for you! I am so glad you reported this dangerous, reckless driver!

You would not be out of line to call the trucking company again if you don't get a response.

And report to Walmart, too. I don't know how long they keep their security recordings. Walmart may want to take action, too, since it happened in their parking lot and I assume the driver made a delivery there.

Shoot, you could even report to the local police department!

Proud to know you!

Sara said...

Good for you! Wish more people were willing to watch out for the safety of others.

gudrun said...

You are right, this is too important to ignore.

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