Michael Allanson, 14, son of Barbara Hoffman, was hit and killed by an 82 yr old red light runner on August 28, 2004 while crossing the street in a crosswalk at 64th Street and McKellips in Mesa, AZ.
His death was witnessed by their next-door neighbor and her two 12-yr-old twin daughters as they were at the same red light.
His mother, Barbara serves as the Red Means Stop Executive Director.
Krystal 17, daughter of John and Kathy Philippi, was seriously injured on April 25, 1998 by a red light runner, while on the way to her high school prom. She suffered traumatic brain injury and was in a coma for 10 weeks. Krystal continues to battle the affects of her brain injury with assistance from the Brain Injury Association of Arizona.
Jennifer Lynn Hinds the 17 year old daughter of Frank and Gail Hinds, sister of Meredith, a senior at Ironwood High School, died March 16, 1997, from injuries suffered March 10, 1997 in a crash caused by a red light runner. Jennifer and 3 friends were hit at the intersection of 59th Ave and Sweetwater in Glendale, in front of the high school.
Jennifer's dream was to work in the fashion industry in New York and was looking forward to attending Northern Arizona University, majoring in Fashion Design and Marketing.
“Jennifer’s Law” was passed by the Arizona Legislature in 1998 to strengthen red light running penalties. The law, ARS28-672, has been amended twice since its passage.
Manuelito Joseph Patton
GySgt. Manuelito Joseph Patton was killed by a red light runner on October 17, 2008. "Mano" loved to ride motorcycles and fix old cars. A Marine preparing to depart for his second tour of duty in Iraq. A man of 34, excited to start a family, adored children, pets and held strong to his family values. His mother, Diane Fleischmann's only son and child. She will forever more have the yearning of his phone calls to let her know that he's OK while on tour and when home, walking through the door once more asking "what's for dinner?"
Howard Fleischmann, Step-father since Mano was six years old - prepared him for life, the common love of motorcycles and the man that he had become ... a Proud Marine and Son!
Shaun, grandson of Pam and Ty Woods, was seriously injured when he and his family were hit by a red light runner on May 15, 2007, at the intersection of Cooper and Germann in Gilbert, AZ.
Shaun suffered brain and internal injuries and is now confined to a wheel chair.
Shaun’s grandparents, helped to promote Red Means Stop in the San Tan Valley area of Arizona and now continue to spread the traffic safety message in Michigan.
Sarah Elizabeth Wintz
Sarah, daughter of Sue and Mike Wintz, was a 17 year old senior at Mountain Pointe High School in Phoenix, when she was killed by a red light runner on December 2, 2003, at the intersection of Pecos Road and 40th Street.
Her boyfriend, who suffered traumatic brain injury and other serious injuries that changed his life, has gone on to graduate from ASU and lead a full life.
Sarah was a passionate young woman who aspired to teach developmentally delayed preschoolers, and a scholarship in her memory has enabled others to achieve their own teaching dream. Sarah's desire to be a donor for transplant and research has touched many lives.
Sarah's parents and her big brother Matt continue to advocate to reduce red light running.
Megan, age 13, daughter of Paul and Debra Lee, was killed by a red light runner on June 23, 2009 while crossing the street, in a crosswalk at 59th Ave. & Mohawk in Glendale near her home.
She was an avid Phoenix Coyotes hockey fan and was looking forward to her freshman year at Mountain Ridge High School.
Kathy Cook was waiting to cross a Seattle, WA street June 19, 2007, when a young man driving a work truck ran the red light and collided with a front-loader. The truck careened into the pedestrians waiting to cross the street. Kathy Cook was killed instantly. Kathy’s daughter, Lori Koidahl promotes goals of Red Means Stop in the Washington State.
On July 22, 2011, John Knoor was taking his son Matthew to the auto parts store - four miles from home they were hit by a red light runner. Matthew was killed and John was seriously injured.
His injuries included a shattered rib cage, lacerated liver, punctured lung and a brain injury. His wife Jessica says because he is stubborn he is fighting back. After rehabilitation, he is able to walk but sufferers nerve damage to his right side and headaches.
Matthew was preparing for his senior year in high school - on July 22, 2011 he and his father John went to the auto parts store to pick up some things for Matthews new truck.
Matthew was killed instantly at the scene when he and his father were hit by a red light runner. Witnesses say the light had been red for 30 - 45 seconds.
His mother Jessica described Matthew as a "gentle, kind, quiet young man who loved fishing, hunting and hiking with his parents. He spent alot of time with his grandparents helping them around the house. He was always laughing and loved to joke around. He was just all around awesome kid."
Nelson & Andrea Taylor
Father and daughter, Nelson & Andrea Taylor were hit by a red light runner on Thanksgiving Day 2006 in Austin, TX. Nelson had picked up Andrea at college and they were returning home for Thanksgiving. They were both killed. Mary Taylor, Nelson’s wife and Andrea’s mother helps to promote traffic safety in Texas.
Frank Joseph Frassetto Jr, 67 years old was hit and killed by a red light runner while crossing the street in a crosswalk at 28th Drive and Peoria Avenues in Phoenix, Arizona on November 12, 2012.
He had lived in Arizona for over 33 years and was a retired Director of Information Services for the Washington School District in Phoenix.
Prior to her death in 2014, Frank's wife Rosemary was a Red Means Stop board member.
While driving his Pontiac Firebird, on January 26, 2013, Humberto was hit in the intersection of Lindsay Road and Puebo Avenue in Mesa, Arizona by a eighteen-year-old red light runner who was driving a Jeep Wrangler, striking the driver’s side of Berto’s Pontiac. Berto was pronounced dead at the scene.