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Antioch Mother Willing to Fight "Until Hell Freezes Over" for Speed Bumps in Her Neighborhood

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    An Antioch mother continued her fight to put up speed bumps outside her home, after her son was struck and killed in the neighborhood. Terry McSweeney reports. (Published Monday, July 6, 2015)

    An Antioch mother continues to fight for installing a speed bump outside her home after her son was fatally struck by a speeding driver in the neighborhood.

    Linda Hudson lost her 47-year-old son, Tim Hudson, in a car accident in May. To protect others, she installed speed bumps outside her home later that month. City officials said the speed bumps were illegal and removed them a week later.

    Linda Hudson met with Assistant City Engineer Lynne Filson on Monday night to present a petition with hundreds of signatures favoring the safety feature.

    Filson said a traffic survey near Hudson’s house did not show a high enough percentage of speeding drivers to warrant the speed bumps, but she said the policy could change.

    "All I want is a speed bump in front of my home," Linda Hudson said. "You put it in or I will put it in. We'll keep playing that game until hell freezes over." 

    It is estimated that speed bumps, if done to city code, cost around $7,500 each.

    Linda Hudson said she will ask for a loan if need be and will put them in herself. She added she is willing to spend jail time for putting the speed bumps again.

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