NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WIVB) - A major change at a busy Niagara Falls intersection is now helping protect both walkers and drivers.
On Monday, new traffic lights were dedicated in the memory of Mario Antonacci. He was hit while crossing Pine Avenue in front of Como Restaurant back in 2004 and died from his injuries three months later.
Antonacci's daughter, Marione Bartley said, "It's a great thing that my father's memory will maybe help the safety of this community. You have so many people who are elderly, who walk slow, who don't hear very well, are a little delayed in their faculties and perhaps this will do so much more to help all the individuals of Niagara Falls."
A special city proclamation was also presented to the Antonacci family as part of Monday's dedication.
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