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After 6-Year-Old Girl Collides With Car, Community Preaches Street Safety

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SALSIBURY, Md. - It's been less than a month since six year old Princess Seeney walked into a moving car outside her Salisbury home.
   
"Her face is pretty much healed on the outside, other than the scar, but the inside still got some healing to do," says Princess's mother, Delana Clark.

Her wounds weren't life threatening, but after the accident, Mark Thompson, a volunteer with Emmanuel Wesleyan Church's Adopt A Block program, felt like he needed to add something extra to the things they deliver to homes in this neighborhood every other weekend.

This Saturday, they're armed with street safety tips, going door-to-door, raising awareness and sparking a much needed conversation.

"Everyone wants to play outside, but we want them to be careful while they're outside," says Thompson.

And as her daughter's wounds heal, it's a cause Delana Clark says she's latching onto.

"It's not safe," says Clark.

After the accident, Salisbury posted signs notifying drivers and pedestrians of the 30 mile-per-hour speed limit, but this mother of four says that's not enough.

Clark says "it's too many kids on this street and that's how fast the lady was going when she hit my daughter, 30 miles an hour."

While he's thankful for the progress Thompson agrees, more needs to be done, "I think we're going to have to go back to say we'd like these residential areas to say 25 miles an hour."

Neighbors and volunteers from Adopt-A-Block say they were also hoping that the city would put up signs notifying drivers that children are playing in the area, but Reverend Thompson tells 47 ABC, there were some concerns that would promote children actually playing in the streets.

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