West Hartford “Ghost Shoes” Memorial for Pedestrian Killed by Car Driver

“Ghost Shoes” memorial at West Hartford intersection of Main Street and Farmington Avenue where 61-year-old pedestrian Bob O’Neal was killed by a car driver in June 2022. Source: Michael Walsh, CT Insider.

Read Michael Walsh’s Oct 26th CT Insider article: “A group of activists known as the Connecticut Urbanists have installed a pair of ‘ghost shoes’ at the site where a pedestrian was killed [in West Hartford Center]. The June 3 crash at the Farmington Avenue and Main Street intersection, which killed 61-year-old Hartford resident Bob O’Neal who was hit by a car while standing in the sidewalk, is still under investigation by the West Hartford Police Department. But the group, which is headed by Windsor Locks resident Spencer Early, is hoping the pair of white shoes and flowers affixed to a traffic pole above where pedestrians request a walk signal will serve as a memorial and a call to action…”

Read the call to action, titled “Our neighbor was killed here,” by Spencer Early from Connecticut Urbanists: