100 people walk to vigil for hit-and-run victim Trevon Crease-Holden

100 people gathered Monday to walk together to a vigil at MLK and S Walden Street, where someone driving a gray Honda struck 15-year-old Trevon Crease-Holden as he and his younger brother walked across the street in a crosswalk. The person driving fled the scene and has yet to be found.

Trevon has been in a coma ever since the July 19 tragedy, and his mother Quianna Holden has been by his bedside at Harborview every night. But she took the time to lead a community walk to support Trevon and ask for the person responsible to come forward and accept responsibility.

The community walk was organized by Seattle Neighborhood Greenways, and people held signs during the walk calling for safe streets. Here’s a photo posted to Twitter by the Seattle Times’ Mike Lindblom:

More on the walk from the Times:

During a hot, somber walk to the place where a hit-and-run driver struck her son, Quianna Holden shared her grief Monday with 100 people, many of them strangers,

Her boy, 15-year-old Trevon Crease-Holden, has been hospitalized with life-threatening head injuries since July 19, when he was struck while crossing four-lane Martin Luther King Jr. Way South at South Walden Street.

“It doesn’t just affect the family, it affects the whole community. We’re so busy pointing fingers and stuff, we’re not looking at what’s important,” she told the group, while embracing her younger children.

“I do want to let you know how much I appreciate that you came. This makes me know he is well loved.”

KOMO also did a heart-wrenching story recently featuring Quianna, whose dedication to her son is devastating and inspiring.

Trevon deserved better, and his family, friends and community deserve answers.

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4 Responses to 100 people walk to vigil for hit-and-run victim Trevon Crease-Holden

  1. Eli says:

    I just have to say, this one line from the ST article just knocked me in the gut:

    > Though traffic on Walden Street wasn’t heavy Monday evening, some drivers vented
    > their impatience, honking as a few marchers overflowed into the street.

    Such tragic irony.

    • Eli says:

      Specifically, I think it really affirms why we need streets that are unambiguously *for people*.

      Right now, the power structure of our streets is so completely twisted, e.g. today’s awesome Streetsblog NYC article:

      http://www.streetsblog.org/2013/08/06/rally-for-our-right-of-way/

      • SashaBikes says:

        Eli, I agree with you completely.

        However, I feel the Times captured that part inaccurately. There were 1-2 cars that honked negatively (laying on the horn longer than necessary while speeding past), but there were many more honks done in a friendly manner (a light beep-beep) that seemed supportive from people going slowly past. My two cents, anyway.

      • Eli says:

        Thank you, Sasha.

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