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Eye Spy: Residents Come out for Pedestrian Memorial

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Cllr Diane Holmes

Spring was in the air as the Ottawa community gathered at Rideau and Waller this afternoon to witness the memorial unveiling for Yvonne Hendrikx – killed by a double-trailer truck at this intersection in February. Trucks roared around the gathering and Councillor Diane Holmes who worked with WalkOttawa to organise the commemorative “Walker” at times struggled to be heard. It is good to see a marker indicating the significance of this incident. Hopefully it will remind City Hall of the urgency required to ensure this tragedy is not again repeated.

Eye Spy: Memorial to Yvonne Hendrikx latest victim of the Rideau-King Edward Truck Corridor

Yvonne Hedrikx 2On Wednesday April 2nd at 2pm a memorial plaque will be installed at the intersection of Waller and Rideau in memory of Yvonne Hendrikx.

Yvonnne Hendrikx was struck and killed by a double-length tractor-trailer truck shortly after 6am Friday, February 21st at the intersection of Rideau Street and Waller. The driver did not stop and police continue to attempt to track the author of this tragedy.

Hendrikx, a 26 years old employee of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, was described by friends as a beautiful person.

Since the incident many have laid bouquets at the site. The memorial plaque in her honour has been organised by Walk Ottawa.

Please come out to celebrate Yvonne Hendrikx’s life and demonstrate the importance of greater pedestrian safety in our Ward and throughout the City.
Wednesday, 02 April, 2PM Corner Rideau & Waller St