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North Hollywood Residents Demand Lights at Busy Crosswalk Where Local Girl Was Struck and Killed Last Week

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In the wake of a tragic accident that claimed the life of a 12-year-old girl and injured her 10-year-old sister, North Hollywood residents are demanding the City act to ensure pedestrian safety at a busy--and dangerous--intersection.

Emely Aleman and Angela Rodriguez were struck by a Jeep Wrangler "and reportedly thrown 50 feet" while crossing Laurel Canyon Boulevard at Archwood at around 7:30 the night of November 2nd, reports the Daily News. The girls, biological cousins but also adopted sisters, were described as "inseparable," and had been on an errand to get food for Emely's pet fish when the accident occurred.

Two days later, Emely, 12, died of her injuries. Angela regained consciousness, but her "devastated" relatives didn't know how to tell her Emely was gone. A vibrant memorial has been set up at the intersection, and a candlelight vigil was held last night.