A memorial is growing for little a boy who was killed Tuesday night while he was walking on the sidewalk on the southeast side of Colorado Springs.
Stuffed animals and candles have been left to remember 5 year-old Ishaq Hameed. His dad Raphael, remains in critical condition at a local hospital. He had to have his leg amputated.
Ishaq's mother says their little boy was brilliant.
“When I found out that he was gone, all I could think was this world is so much worse off with him being gone. I love him, I love him so much, I didn't even get to hug him before I went to work,” Heidi Hameed said.
Police say the driver who hit the boy and his dad is Xyrhah Goldston. She reportedly lost control while navigating a curve on Murray and drove up onto the sidewalk where the father and son were walking home from the library. Neighbors tell us that stretch of Murray, just south of Platte, is always a problem with speeders. They also tell us there’s a blind curve that speeders don't see. There have been 16 accidents there in the past 18 months. In less than a week there have been two serious crashes on Murray. Last Thursday the driver of an SUV rammed into a fence. The fence is still damaged and it's just feet from where the little boy was killed on the sidewalk.
Police say Goldston was speeding around the curve. Arrest papers obtained by 11 News say she was going well over 50 miles an hour when the speed limit on Murray is 35. Neighbors say they think drivers are going too fast and they are not seeing the curve.
“Too many people flying through here on a daily basis, 30, 40, 50 miles an hour,” explained Chris Sneed.
“These people are driving way too fast, way too fast around this corner," said Jeremy Mathis.
11 News captured video of a Colorado Springs police officer as he pulled over a driver who was going over the limit Wednesday. Officers say they went out to Murray to crack down on drivers after the deadly accident.
"There needs to be something done because if not more people are going to speed, more people are going to get hit,” said Mathis.
11 News asked the city what can be done about this stretch of Murray. We are told the traffic engineer was never alerted that this area is a problem. But now, she is going to come out and drive through the area to evaluate it. 11 News will let you know if they decide to make any changes.
The crash happened on Murray, near Bijou Street in southeast Colorado Springs.
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