Just a few years ago drop offs were banned on the west side of Forest. Someone was thinking about the danger then.
“The drop-off/pickup area in front of Pacific Grove Middle School was set up in a dangerous location,” the claim contends.
But moving the drop-off area doesn’t mean another tragedy won’t occur, Blakely said. “An out-of-control driver on any of those streets could cause the same accident,” he said.
The Woodses are seeking at least $3 million in the claim, which was received by the city Nov. 21. The city, which has 45 days to respond, will likely deny the claim, at which point Brady said the family might file a lawsuit. “We are waiting for the city’s next move,” Brady said.