Residents of a Bay Area neighborhood say they’re irate after city crews ripped out speed bumps that neighbors installed last week.
A mother, along with some neighbors who live on West 11th Street in Antioch, installed the speed bumps after a speeding driver ran down her son, killing him on May 11.
The city of Antioch says they're illegal, but Linda Hudson says she is ready to go to jail if that’s what it takes to slow down drivers in her neighborhood. She said last week she wasn’t willing to wait for the city to help make her street safer.
“It really hurts,” Hudson said Monday, after the city removed the speed bumps. “It really hurts for them to be this low while we're burying our son.”
Neighbors rolled their cell phone cameras Monday morning as Antioch city crews removed the speed bumps Hudson and some concerned citizens installed on Friday. The work took place as the Hudsons buried their son 47-year-old Tim Hudson, who was hit and killed by an alleged reckless driver in front of the family home.
But the City says the speed bump was installed without the proper permits and did not meet city standards. The city passed out a list of requirements, but Hudson and her neighbors say they are determined to do things their way.
"I'll put them back in,” Hudson said. "They can arrest me. I don't care… They just rubbed salt in a bad wound and it's going to cause problems.”