To the Editor,
I was the first person to respond to the accident last year at Steampunk Café and Coffee House on Third Avenue in which an elderly man backed across the road.
I can say for a fact that the reason was he panicked when a dump truck was coming up the road, and “gunned” the gas to get out of the way (I calmed the man down for almost 20 minutes).
I regularly see fully loaded logging trucks use this two-block stretch.
It makes no sense in that there are many elderly people doing their banking here.
I propose that the city take the lead and make a decree to “our” staff to keep the heavy trucks off this two-block section.