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St. Louis community has had enough with speeders

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Residents say speeding is a problem on a stretch of Page Boulevard in North City. Credit: KMOV Residents say speeding is a problem on a stretch of Page Boulevard in North City. Credit: KMOV
NORTH ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -

A St. Louis community has had enough with speeders. It is happening along a stretch of Page Blvd. 

"About three minutes ago, I saw three Dodge Chargers drag racing, flying down here. They were going at least 70 miles per hour," says Ryan McCuller-Hinds. 

The speed limit is posted as 35 miles per hour, but people say that is rarely followed by drivers. 

"I got hit right here trying to turn into my driveway because the street is wet, people flying up this way," says Mikel Cooper. 

Page Blvd extends from Wellston to Grand Center. 

People said the problem area is through the West End neighborhood. 

"People get hit off motorcycles, coming off this street, somebody is flying through hitting them," says Cooper. 

It is also the stretch of road where last week 86-year-old Alberta Russ was killed by a hit-and-run driver while she was crossing the road. 

News 4 checked with St. Louis City police. They say speeding is an issue down that stretch and they have officers focused in that area. 
Those who live and work in the area want drivers to take some accountability. 

"I just hope they be careful man. We don't want anybody hurt," says Cooper. 

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