Walk signs and candles
LPI is also in use at Catherine and Glen (where a turning bus killed a pedestrian several years ago), at three intersections on S. State near campus (at William, Liberty, and North University), at Liberty and Thompson, and at Pauline and Stadium.
Q: Do you know anything about the candles at the corner of Washtenaw and Golfside?
A: Candles, teddy bears, and plastic flowers decorate a metal post at the corner of a trashy, abandoned lot. Notes written on the post in marker, now almost illegible, indicate the site is a memorial for twenty-four-year-old Brendon Preslar of Ann Arbor. Late in the night last August he ran a red light on his motorcycle and crashed into a car. His life ended at this spot.
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[Originally published in May, 2009.]