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'Speedbumps for Chandler' raises awareness for pedestrian safety

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Friends of a Portland man killed by a hit and run driver rallied Tuesday night, calling for safety improvements that the group says could have prevented the accident.

The group calls themselves ‘Speed Bumps for Chandler’, and they walked 20 blocks along SE Stark to raise community awareness for pedestrian safety.

They also want to create safer roads by installing signs as well as lit crosswalks outside popular event venues near busy streets.

Chris Chandler was helping some musicians load equipment into a van outside Goodfoot Pub on September 27, when he was hit and killed by an oncoming vehicle.

According to police, Frederick Ryerson was behind the wheel and took off after hitting Chandler and was later arrested.

Friends of Chris Chandler say he was well-known and loved by many in the community.

‘Speedbumps for Chandler’ says they plan to hold more community events in the future to improve city, state, and nationwide safety standards.

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