The family of a 102-year-old woman asks the District of Columbia for a reserved parking space in front of her home. But a technicality is holding up the request. Tom Sherwood reports.
The family of a 102-year-old woman is hoping the D.C. Department of Transportation will provide them a handicapped parking spot outside their home, to ease traveling.
Lucille bought her Petworth home as a widow in 1964, where she raised seven children without government assistance.
"She worked two jobs, went to school at night and provided for her children," her 71-year-old son John Just-Buddy said.
Now, Lucille's family is hoping to care for her in the same way she provided for them. Her family has a handicapped parking permit, though they want to get a permanent spot outside of the home to help transport Lucille.
"If we don't have a parking space, which most of the time we don't, we put her in a wheelchair at the bottom of the steps and roll her to wherever the easiest point to enter the vehicle," Just-Buddy said.
Others in the neighborhood are able to get designated spots because they own their cars -- Lucille relies on her family to help her around.
"It would be much more easier if we had easy access by being able to park outside the house," Just-Buddy explained.
D.C. Department of Transportation officials told News4 they are "looking for a common-sense solution."