Levittown Resident Honored with Sidewalk Where Her Son Died Over a Decade Ago

Image via Tina Davis.
The new sidewalk was built to keep local residents safe.

A new sidewalk in Bucks County was opened after a local mother fought for years to make the area a safer spot for walkers. Dino Cilberti wrote about the sidewalk. for the Bensalem Patch.

In 2012, Levittown resident Sharon Rearick got the worst news a mother could receive: her son, John, has been struck and killed while walking on New Falls Road. 11 years later, through Rearick’s continued efforts, PennDOT has had a sidewalk built in the area where the tragedy took place.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for the new sidewalk. Rearick, PennDOT officials, and other local leaders came by for the occasion, including Representative Tina Davis.

“It has been a long battle to have these sidewalks installed,” Davis said. “Hundreds of pedestrians travel along New Falls Road every day and now, finally, they can do so safely. We should never have another John Rearick or any of the other tragedies that have occurred there.”

Read more about the new sidewalk in the Bensalem Patch.


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