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Layton business helps with crosswalk improvements

Article Published 05/16/2016

January 11, 2016 was a tragic day for Layton City. In the course of an hour on that morning, auto pedestrian collisions at two separate locations had taken the lives of a 42 year-old man and a 17 year-old girl and put another teen boy in the hospital.  
The man struck by a truck on Main Street was not in a crosswalk, but the two teens were struck while in the crosswalk at 199 North Fort Lane. The crosswalk was examined as part of the investigation and was determined to be in compliance with safety standards.  However, Layton City decided to do more. Additional pre-crossing signage, road paint and solar powered flashing pedestrian signs were all approved by the City Council to increase safety.  
As City officials were reviewing the crossing, the owners of O.S.I. (Object Systems International), which is the business right next to the crosswalk, approached Layton City management and offered to pay for the improvements. 
Representatives of the company did not seek any public recognition, but they donated $5,500 (entire cost of the project) to enhance the safety at that crossing. 
Layton City greatly appreciates their generosity and willingness to partner in an effort to improve community safety.