PITTSBURG -- A day of remembrance for road traffic victims is set for Sunday in Pittsburg, nearly two months after a 2-year-old Pittsburg girl died after being struck by a SUV when she ran into the street to chase a bouncing ball.
Ameeya McDonald died of her injuries three days after the Sept. 22 accident occurred. The toddler was hit less than 12 hours after an SUV hit and killed 12-year-old Burgess Hu, of Discovery Bay, while he riding his bike to school in the eastern Contra Costa County town of Byron.
Sunday's event takes place fom 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the East County Boys & Girls Club, 1001 Stoneman Ave., Pittsburg. The event will feature memorial tables where people who have lost family members and friends to traffic accidents can display photos and other memorabilia. In addition, there will be children's activities, along with food and beverage booths. For more information, go to https://www.facebook.com/StopStopStopAMF.
The event is sponsosed by the Stop Stop Stop Ameeya McDonald Foundation, a nonprofit whose mission is to bring increased awareness to pedestrian protection and road safety.
Contact Eve Mitchell at 925-779-7189. Follow her on Twitter.com/EastCounty_Girl.