Every time Ling Murray bends her sore left arm, a metal plate bulges underneath the skin.
And when her husband drives home through the crosswalk where she was gravely injured and their 2-year-old daughter killed more than one year ago, Jeff Murray finds himself honking, powering down the window and yelling for fear another pedestrian will be struck.
There is no end in sight for Ling Murray's physical rehabilitation or the waves of grief over their daughter's death, the Murrays have said.
Girl, 2, Killed In Rohnert Park
As a memorial grows, Petaluma residents Greg Fletcher and fiance Debbie Mills comfort one another at the corner of Snyder Lane and Medical Center Drive in Rohnert Park, Thursday Dec. 2, 2010 as they mourn the death of their best friends daughter, two year-old Calli Murray and the severe injuries to mother Ling Murray. The Murray's were struck by a car while using a crosswalk on Snyder Lane Wednesday evening. Fletcher was the best man in the Murray's wedding. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2010
A memorial appears, Thursday Dec. 2, 2010 at the site where a two year-old girl was struck and killed by a car while crossing the street in a crosswalk Wednesday evening at Snyder Lane and Medical Center Drive in Rohnert Park. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2010
As kids from Lawrence E. Jones Middle School cross at Medical Center Drive and Snyder Lane in Rohnert Park, a driver swerves around the pedestrians, Thursday Dec. 2, 2010 and continues south on Snyder Lane. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2010
From left, Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety police Sgt. Jeff Nicks and DPS fire marshal Dan Adam talk with Sonoma County District Attorney investigators, Thursday Dec. 2, 2010 on Snyder Lane in Rohnert Park as the investigation continues in the death of two year-old Calli Murray who was struck by a car while walking with her mother in a crosswalk at Snyder and Medical Center Drive Wednesday night. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2010
Katie Weber of Rohnert Park places flowers, Thursday Dec. 2, 2010 at a memorial for a two-year old girl that was killed by a car while crossing a crosswalk at Snyder Lane and Medical Center Drive in Rohnert Park, Wednesday evening. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2010 PD
But they've decided to drop a lawsuit against the city of Rohnert Park that alleged the crosswalk was unsafe and contributed to their daughter's death.
And they also have decided not to file a civil lawsuit against the driver, 19-year-old Kaitlyn Dunaway, a Sonoma State University sophomore.
"We have to move on," Jeff Murray said.
The lives of two Rohnert Park families were irreparably altered Dec. 1, 2010 when the 1997 Honda Civic that Dunaway was driving plowed through the crosswalk bridging Snyder Lane at Medical Center Drive.
Ling Murray was holding her daughter's hand as the pair headed home after playing at Sunrise Park.
Dunaway looked down to text message a friend and was in the middle of typing "almost there" when she crashed into Murray and her child, prosecutors said.
Today, Jeff Murray still feels the crosswalk is a hazard on the busy thoroughfare that could lure another family into tragedy.