LAKELAND (FOX 13) - It's a bittersweet victory for a neighborhood in south Lakeland. Polk County just installed a traffic light on a stretch of Clubhouse Road.
Neighbors have been in an uproar over the street because they say it's unsafe. Their anger reached a boiling point when Kalen Kirk was hit and killed while crossing the road on his way to the school bus stop early one morning.
Residents say this is only a first step. They want additional lights put in along Clubhouse, a pedestrian crossing, and other safety measures added.
Kalen's parents issued a statement today saying, "don't let money be the overriding factor in doing the right thing to help protect our most vital assets, our youth."