Mother of boy killed in crash pleads for safety
She asks City Council to study intersection where wreck occurred.
The mother and stepfather of one of two boys killed in a wreck in January, which police say was caused by drag racing drivers, spoke to the Cedar Park City Council on Thursday night asking for council members to work on making the town safer.
“Eli was a sweet child who loved life and people,” said Tansy Silva, the mother of 8-year-old Elijah Chaudhary, who died with his stepbrother, 1-year-old Daniel Chaudhary, in a wreck on Jan. 10 at the intersection of West Whitestone Boulevard and Walton Way. “Sadly, his life was cut short.”
Elijah was autistic and worked for the first five years of his life to learn how to speak, she said.
Silva asked the City Council to examine the intersection where the wreck happened, especially a flashing yellow light there that “might sometimes improve traffic flow but ultimately is an unprotected turn.”
She also said racing was a problem not just in Cedar Park, but in the nearby Wells Branch area.