LOCKPORT (WKBW) More than a hundred family, friends, and supporters came out to Dysinger Road in Lockport to support the two teenage victims, who were hit by a car late last Thursday night while walking alongside the road. Tonight, the fight shifted towards sidewalks and roadside lights
"I've lived here fifty years and I've never seen so much danger," one woman said.
14 year old Anthony Sammarco remains in critical condition at ECMC and still requires a breathing tube.
"He didn't deserve to be hit like this, to be hurt like this. But God is with him," Anthony's grandmother said at the vigil.
13 year old Christian Schufelt is now out of the hospital, but is still recovering. His uncle tells Eyewitness News that Christian is up and walking around, and doing his best to heal.
The fight for safer roads was personal for one woman, whose daughter was hit by a drunk driver along the same road.
As the teens recover, the focus turns to safety, to prevent incidents like this in the future
"It's going to take a tragedy for them to put sidewalks or lights in here," she said.
The driver now faces charges of DWI and other charges are pending. Eyewitness News attempted to reach the Lockport Town Supervisor for comment on the possibility of sidewalks or lights, but our attempts were unsuccessful.